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Australia Day Celebrations

Hinchinbrook Shire Council celebrates Australia Day on 26 January each year.

On Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate what's great about Australia and being Australian.  It is a day to reflect on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation.  It is also an opportunity to reflect on our nation's history, and to consider how we can make Australia an even better place in future.

Australia Day celebrations reflect contemporary Australia: our diverse society and landscape, our remarkable achievements and our bright future. 

In 1988 during our Bicentennial Celebrations the first Hinchinbrook Shire Australia Day Awards were presented and have become an annual tradition which is still upheld today.

2020 Hinchinbrook Shire Australia Day Celebrations

Join Hinchinbrook in celebrating Australia Day on Sunday 26 January 2020.

Official Awards and Ceremony 

These free festivities include an Australiana Concert, presentation of Australia Day Awards and the cutting of the Australia Day Cake followed by tea and coffee.

Time: 9.00am - 11.00am

Venue: Hinchinbrook Shire Hall, 25 Lannercost St, Ingham

Family Fun Day 

Bring the family to the pool for some fun in the sun! Get involved in pool games, win some prizes and grab something from the BBQ!

Time: 1.00pm - 5.00pm

Venue: Hinchinbrook Aquatic Centre, 31 McIlwraith Street, Ingham

Bring along your families and have a great Aussie day.

The Australia Day Committee would like to specially invite those residents that share their birthday with Australia Day.


2020 Australia Day Awards

The Hinchinbrook Shire Council Australia Day Awards recognise members of our community who have made an outstanding contribution to the community, and for their exceptional achievement in a variety of areas.

Members of the public can nominate an individual or group whom they believe deserves recognition for their valuable and selfless efforts.

Please note that nominations for the 2020 Australia Day Awards are closed. 



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