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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.


2021 Hinchinbrook Shire Australia Day Celebrations

Join Hinchinbrook in celebrating Australia Day on Tuesday 26 January 2021.

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 (to be confirmed)

Venue: Hinchinbrook Shire Hall, 25 Lannercost St, Ingham

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

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 (to be confirmed)

Venue: Hinchinbrook Aquatic Centre, 31 McIlwraith Street, Ingham

Bring along your families and have a great Aussie day.


2021 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.

Council are now inviting Nominations for Australia Day Awards 2021.  

Award categories are as follows: 

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Senior Cultural
  • Junior Cultural
  • Senior Sport
  • Junior Sport
  • Community Event of the Year
  • Individual Achievement

 Please consider who in your organisation, association, club, or just within the community, may be worthy of an Award nomination.

 A person can be nominated for more than one category.  You may also nominate more than one person for any category (on separate nomination forms please).

This is a great opportunity to provide recognition to people who are making a significant contribution and/or achieving success within our community.  Please consider nominating worthy recipients prior to the closing date of Monday 4 January 2021.

 Click here to download the 2021 Australia Day Awards Nomination Form. 

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