Australia Day 2015

A number events will be held across the Shire on Australia Day - Monday 26 January 2015.

More details about each of the events will be available soon.

Australia Day Awards

Residents are encouraged to nominate citizens and community groups who have made a noteworthy contribution to the Shire during the current year.

The awards consist of five categories:

  • Citizen of the Year Award
  • Young Citizen of the Year Award
  • Australia Day Medallion
  • Community Event of the Year
  • Community Contribution

The ‘Community Contribution’ category includes three sub-categories – environmental achievement, sporting achievement and cultural achievement.

Nominations are open from Wednesday 1 October 2014 to Sunday 30 November 2014.

All nominations will be reviewed by the Australia Day Community Panel once applications have closed.

Nominations can be made via our Smarty Grants page - a new online application system at

https://bawbawshire.smartygrants.com.au/AustraliaDayAwardsNoms2015

The winners will be announced at the Baw Baw Shire Australia Day awards ceremony on Thursday 22 January 2015 at the West Gippsland Arts Centre.

Contact information

For more information on Australia Day events, submitting an awards nomination or applying for the Australia Day Community Panel, please email melanie.coulter@bawbawshire.vic.gov.au.