Australia Day 2022
Council assists the Australia Day Committee (Victoria) to celebrate Australia Day at the local level through Australia Day events and local government awards that provide an important opportunity to acknowledge local achievers for their outstanding contributions.
Nominations for 2022 Australia Day awards are now CLOSED
The awards that aim to recognise the contributions of members of our communities will be presented at the annual Australia Day celebrations held on Wednesday, 26 January 2022 in Stawell and St Arnaud.
Australia Day Ambassadors 2022
The Australia Day Ambassadors for 2022 are: -
St Arnaud - Ms Tonia Todman
Stawell - Mr Tony Cavanagh
Itinerary for the St Arnaud Australia Day Event
8am - Free Community Breakfast in Market Square, courtesy of Rotary and Lions Clubs of St Arnaud
9am - Official Australia Day Awards Ceremony and Flag Raising Ceremony, followed by morning tea in the St Arnaud Town Hall, courtesy of The Friends of the Queen Mary Gardens, St Arnaud.
Itinerary for the Stawell Australia Day Event
6pm - Official Australia Day Awards Ceremony at Cato Park, followed by an Australian Citizenship Ceremony. A free Community BBQ will be available, courtesy of Stawell Woolworths Supermarket and the Rotary Club of Stawell. There will also be family activities for everyone to enjoy.
Australia Day Events Around the Shire
9am - Community Park, High Street Navarre
Morning commences with a flag raising ceremony
Guest Speaker - Sue Watson, CEO Corinella Farms
Free community breakfast to follow
In conjuction with Northern Grampians Shire Council, Navarre Historical Society, Navarre Progress Association
Further details - Leonie Bibby 0439 753 344
12noon - Marnoo Hall
Afternoon will commence with a flag raising ceremony
Guest Speaker - Troy Hendy
Free community lunch served in the Marnoo Hall
Bookings not essential but would be appreciated
Further details - Lois Johnson 0400 715 080
7pm - Stuart Mill Hall
Supper provided after official proceedings
Further details - Sheryn Lloyd 0409 428 572
COVID Safe Plan for Australia Day Events
Anyone attending either the St Arnaud or Stawell Australia Day Events will be required to sign in by QR Code or written contact details. There will be a COVID Marshall available to help with check-ins. Wearing face masks outdoors is not mandatory, but is strongly recommended if you are unable to adhere to density rules.
These arrangements could change at a moment's notice, due to COVID regulations.
For any community members unable to attend the Australia Day events, both the St Arnaud and Stawell events will be livestreamed via the Northern Grampians Shire Facebook page.
Award winners Australia Day 2021
Awards were presented to the following recipients on Tuesday 26 January 2021 at the Australia Day celebrations in St Arnaud and Stawell.
Kara Kara Ward
Citizen of the Year - Troy Hendy
Senior Citizen of the Year - Gordon Wright
Young Citizen of the Year - Callum Edwards
Community Event of the Year - St Arnaud Young Farmers
Stawell, Central and South West Wards
Citizen of the Year - Ian and Margaret Taylor
Local Hero - Kerry Wilson
Young Citizen of the Year - Taia Hayter
Community Event of the Year - Stawell Regional Health Y-Zetts