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Australia Day 2019

Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire Council official Australia Day Celebrations which will be held on Saturday January 26 2019 at the Hamilton Botanic Gardens from 10.30am.

The official program will commence at 10.30am with flag raising, presentations of Australia Day Awards, address from our Australia Day Ambassador; Sally Tucker, flag raising, Citizenship Ceremony and musical items. A free community BBQ will be provided by the Hamilton Lions Club at the conclusion of the function.

Sally Tucker is a senior sports business professional who has worked with some iconic Melbourne events, including the F1 Australian Grand Prix, Spring Racing Carnival, Melbourne Fashion Festival and AFL and cricket events at the MCG.
Her current role as the corporate hospitality manager for Cricket Australia, sees her facilitating amazing food and wine experiences for sports lovers.
Sally’s passion, zest for life and drive to succeed exemplifies everything that we love about Australia and we are excited to welcome her to the Greater Hamilton region to celebrate with us on Australia Day.

Please bring along a reusable water bottle to fill with Australia's Best Tasting Water from chilled dispensers to help us reduce waste.

The wet weather venue will be the Hamilton Performing Arts Centre.

Details of events taking place in towns throughout the Southern Grampians Shire are below- please check closer to the time in case of changes:

Flag raising, guest speaker & free community breakfast.
Venue: Balmoral Swimming Pool, Swimming Pool Rd (off Natimuk Hamilton Rd)
Time: 10am start

Australia Day Celebrations followed by free cold meat and salads, BYO chairs, picnic blankets and drinks.
Venue: Heritage Park, off Henty Highway
Time: 5.30 – 8pm

Flag Raising ceremony, guest speaker; Sarah Hope and free breakfast.
Venue: Byaduk Sports Pavilion, 1 Byaduk-Penshurst Rd.
Time: 8.30am start

Flag raising, guest speaker; Snr Con. Chris Faille, Community Awards, shared morning tea, live music and $5 sausage sizzle lunch at the Bunyip Hotel.
Venue: Town Square, Scott St
Time: 9.30am start

Flag raising ceremony, award presentations, guest speaker, music & free Lions community breakfast.
Venue: Coleraine Tourist Information and Exhibition Centre, Pilleau St
Time: 8am start

Flag raising, local award presentations, guest speaker and free egg & bacon breakfast.
Venue: Dunkeld Memorial Park, Parker St
Time: 8am start

Flag raising ceremony, guest speaker, roast lamb lunch & dessert.
Venue: Glenthompson Recreation Reserve, Brady St
Time: 12 – 3pm

Flag raising ceremony, guest speaker; Peter Cook, Penshurst Citizen of the Year presentation and free Lions Club BBQ breakfast.
Venue: Penshurst Botanic Gardens.
Time: 8.30am start.

Flag raising and free BBQ breakfast.
Venue: Tarrington Community Park
Time: 8.30am start

For further information please contact Council on 5573 0444 or email

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