Australia Day Celebrations


On Australia Day, 26 January each year, we publicly recognize the exceptional contributions, hard work and determination of people who make a positive difference within Corangamite Shire.

We have many champions in our Shire who do wonderful deeds in their community, who work quietly around our towns, drive kids to footy practice, deliver meals-on-wheels, perhaps volunteer with CFA or other community organizations or have just made a difference.  The Australia Day Awards are an opportunity for these people and/or community organizations to be recognized for their contribution.

Awards are given for:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Community Event of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year (Male)
  • Young Citizen of the Year (Female)

Our Award ceremony is held in a different town in the Shire each year.  It is an opportunity for the community to get together and celebrate what is great about Australia and being Australian.