Australia Day Community Events

There are number of community events held across the Shire to celebrate Australia Day (Friday 26 January) in 2024.

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

Aberfeldy - Friday 26 January

12:00pm - 4:00pm at Clarke's Flat Cabins (270 Donnelly's Creek Rd, Aberfeldy)

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

Athlone - Friday 26 January

11:30am - 4:00pm at the Athlone Hall

Come along for a free Community BBQ, flag-raising ceremony and opening of time capsule from 2022 centenary celebrations.

Cloverlea - Friday 26 January

12:00pm at the Darnum Tree Stump

Celebrate Australia Day with a free community barbecue. 

Drouin - Friday 26 January

8:30am - 12:00pm  Civic Park, Drouin

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

Hill End - Friday 26 January

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 and a trivia quiz. 

Jindivick - Thursday 25 January

6:00pm at the Jindivick Hall

Kick off the long week with a community dinner from 6pm. Please RSVP for catering purposes to Nikki Cadzow -

Labertouche - Friday 26 January

8:00am - 10:00am and 4:00pm onwards at the Labertouche Community Centre

Come down for the free community BBQ breakfast from 8am.
Return in the afternoon from 4.30pm to join the cricket match, followed by dinner and movie night (outdoor screening of an Australian film).

Longwarry - Friday 26 January

 11:00am at Bennett Street Park

Flag raising ceremony, barbecue and kids activities.

Narracan - Friday 26 January

7:00pm at the Narracan Hall

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

Neerim District - Friday 26 January

12:00pm Craig Watts Skate Park

Free Community BBQ, activities for all ages and the honouring of the "Neerim District Citizen of the Year".

Rawson - Friday 26 January

5:00pm Erica and District Historical Society, Pinnacle Drive, Rawson

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

Shady Creek - Friday 26 January

12:00pm at the Shady Creek Hall

Join in the free community BBQ and activities.

Tanjil South - Friday 26 January

12:00pm at the Tanjil South Hall. 

Join in the free community BBQ and activities.

Tetoora Road - Friday 26 January

4:00pm - 7:00pm at the Tetoora Road Community Centre

Free community BBQ, refreshments and ice cream! Kids activities and backyard cricket match.

Trafalgar - Friday 26 January

8:00am - 10:00am at the Trafalgar Public Hall

Free breakfast event - no booking necessary. Come along for the presentation of Trafalgar’s Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year awards.

Warragul - Friday 26 January

10:30am- 11:30am West Gippsland Arts Centre 
Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony in the West Gippsland Arts Centre Theatre. 

12:00pm - 2:00pm West Gippsland Arts Centre Forecourt

Flag-raising ceremony, family-friendly activities, free community barbecue, Meg Doherty music entertainment, facepainting and games for the kids.

Yarragon - Friday 26 January

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

Come along for a BBQ breakfast, tea and coffee provided.
There will be music and some activities, including a kid's water play activity organised by the Yarragon Fire Brigade.