Australia Day Community Events

There are number of community events held across the Shire to celebrate Australia Day (Sunday 26 January) in 2020.

See the list below to find the event closest to you.


12.00pm at Cullens Flat (Cullens Track)

Join in a free community lunch and flag raising ceremony.


12.00pm at the Darnum/Ellinbank CFA

Free barbecue lunch. 


7.30am breakfast at the Anglican Parish Hall (128 Princes Way)

Free breakfast including guest speaker Russell Ford of Longwarry (speaking on volunteering in Australia) and music by the Warragul Brass Ensemble and local entertainer Alan Tatlow.  Bookings essential – RSVP by Tuesday 21 January by calling Council on 56242411 or in person at one of the Council Customer Service Centres. 


9.00am arrival for 10.00am cricket match at the Erica Caravan Park

$5 entry per person to play, proceeds go to the CFA. Call the caravan park on 5165 3315 to secure a place. Enjoy a sausage sizzle by the Lions Club.  Drinks can be purchased at the caravan park. BYO picnic chairs and drinks.

Hill End

6.00pm at the Hill End Community Centre (formerly Old Hill End School)

Celebrate with a flag raising ceremony and national anthem followed by a free two-course meal including a trivia quiz.


6.00pm at Kydd-Parke Reserve

Join in a flag raising ceremony and national anthem followed by a free family barbecue. Bring a salad to share.


4.30pm at the Labertouche Community Centre

Join in a family cricket match followed by a free dinner (lamb rolls and salads). Cold drinks available to purchase. Bring the family for a fun-filled afternoon and evening.


11:00am - 2:00pm at Bennett Street Park

Come along and enjoy a free sausage sizzle and activities for the whole family including music, a jumping castle, face painting, CFA display, vintage car and truck display, games and potting a free plant, along with lots of giveaways. 


7:00pm at the Narracan Public Hall

Free family barbecue - bring a salad or desert to share.

Neerim South

5.00pm at the Neerim South Skate Park

Come along for our community barbeque and lots of fun family activities. Sausages, salads, sweets and soft drinks supplied. The Neerim District Community Citizen of the Year will be announced. 

Shady Creek

12.00pm at the Shady Creek Hall

Barbecue lunch and Aussie sweets. Enjoy entertainment, games, competitions and activities for a fun filled day. 

Tanjil South

12.00pm at the Tanjil South Hall

Join in a flag raising ceremony followed by a free family barbecue lunch including refreshments. Enjoy some Aussie music, a quiz and prizes for best dressed Aussie!  BYO other drinks.  

Tetoora Road

6.00pm at the Tetoora Road Community Centre

 Join in a flag raising ceremony and national anthem followed by a free family barbecue dinner. Meat, bread and desserts provided as well as icy poles for the kids. BYO everything else (i.e. drinks and salads).


10:30am at Pioneer Park

Join in a flag raising ceremony and national anthem followed by a free family sausage sizzle.


8.00am at the Trafalgar Public Hall

Trafalgar's Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year will be announced. Join in the annual free breakfast event – no bookings necessary.


10.15am arrival for 10.30am ceremony in Civic Park

Join in a flag raising ceremony lead by the Scouts and Girl Guides, special performance by the Warragul Municipal Band, followed by a formal Citizenship Ceremony to welcome our Shire’s newest Australian citizens. Free community barbecue, including vegetarian options.


8.30am at Market Street Park (Corner Market Street & Murray Street)

Join in a flag raising ceremony with CFA followed by free breakfast of bacon and egg sandwiches. Enjoy music by local talents, a guest speaker, traditional thong throwing contest and activities by the CFA.