Australia Day Community Events

There are number of community events held across the Shire to celebrate Australia Day (Wednesday 26 January) in 2022.

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

COVIDsafe practices and requirements will apply at all events. Please remember to check-into any event that you attend, socially distance and sanitise your hands regularly. To ensure the communities safety, each event has completed a COVIDsafe event checklist, you can find these at the bottom of the page.


Aberfeldy - Saturday 22 January

12:00pm at Cullens Flat (Cullens Track)

Join in a free community barbecue lunch and flag raising celebrations.

Cloverlea/Darnum

12:00pm at the Darnum Tree Stump

Celebrate Australia Day with a free barbecue. 

Drouin

8:00am Drouin Civic Park

Enjoy a free community barbecue, morning tea, music entertainment, kids activities, community group displays and a flag-raising ceremony.

Erica - Saturday 22 January

9:30am arrival for 10:30am start at Erica Caravan Park

Cricket match, $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, with drinks, a coffee van and baked spud van are available. 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 barbecue, including a trivia quiz.

Jindivick

6:00pm at Kydd-Parke Reserve

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

Labertouche

4:30pm at the Labertouche Community Centre

Join in a family cricket match followed by a free barbecue. Cold drinks available to purchase. Bring the family for a fun-filled afternoon and evening.

Longwarry

 11:00am at Bennett Street Park

Flag raising ceremony, barbecue and activities.

Narracan

7:00pm at the Narracan Hall

Celebrate Australia Day with a free barbecue. BYO sides to share and/or sweets to share to make it a BBQ feast.

Neerim District

5:00pm Tarago Reservoir Park, off Jindivick-Neerim South Road

Fun activities and games for kids of all ages. Free family barbecue, soft drinks and sweets. BYO salads, picnics rugs and chairs.

Rawson

10:00am - 2:00pm Erica and District Historical Society, Pinnacle Drive, Rawson

Enjoy a free barbecue lunch and icy poles, bric a brac bargains at the Erica and District Historical Society.

Shady Creek

12:00pm at the Shady Creek Hall

Free barbecue lunch and sweets. The perfect chance to catch up with neighbours and community in traditional Aussie spirit. RSVP required to assist with catering to: denisemarriott1973@gmail.com and jessamurty@hotmail.com

Tanjil South

The Tanjil South 2022 Australia Day event has been cancelled. 

Tetoora Road

4:00pm - 6.00pm at the Tetoora Road Community Centre

Join in the flag raising ceremony and national anthem, followed by a free barbecue & ice-creams in the paddock area where there will be shade. Friendly games for children and adults; back yard cricket on the tennis court and soccer in the paddock. Also a history display for viewing in the hall. BYO chairs to enjoy the shaded areas and watch the activities.

Thorpdale

10:30am at Pioneer Park

Join in a flag raising ceremony and national anthem followed by a free family sausage sizzle and a kids Australia Day fancy dress competition with prizes.

Trafalgar

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. This event is run in partnership by TCDA, Trafalgar Lions and Trafalgar Public Hall.

Warragul

11:00am- 2:00pm West Gippsland Arts Centre 

Formal Citizenship Ceremony and Australia Day Awards Presentation accompanied by a special performance of the Warragul Municipal Band at the West Gippsland Arts Centre, followed by family-friendly activities on the forecourt including a free community barbecue provided by the Warragul Lions Club, music entertainment, games and fun for the kids.

Yarragon

8:30am Market Street Park (corner Market and Murray Streets)

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