Australia Day

Australia Day 2021

Due to Covid-19 restrictions and with the health and safety of its community foremost in mind, Council has replaced this year's Australia Day BBQ Lunch with a private event to celebrate its Australia Day Award nominees and recipients.

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Australia Day 2020

The District Council of Grant’s 2020 Australia Day Celebration was held at the Kongorong Sportsmen’s Oval on Sunday 26 January 2020. The free family event featured entertainment by the Mount Gambier City Band, jump-castle, merry-go-round and vintage car display. Photographs from 2020 Australia Day can be found on Council's Facebook page which can be found here.

Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards, Young Citizen of the Year Awards and Community Event of the Year Awards - Nominations are now open!

Nominations for the 2021 Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards for District Council of Grant are open now and we need your help to give our community’s best the recognition they deserve.

We’re looking for someone who makes a difference in our Council area.  Someone who contributes to our community and inspires those around them.  They could be quiet achievers, community members or unknown heroes.

The Awards rely on members of the public to nominate, so we encourage you to consider putting someone forward for the 2021 Awards.

Your nominee could be recognised in one of four categories:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year (16 to 30 years)
  • Community Event of the Year
  • Award for Active Citizenship (new category)

Nominating someone and highlighting the work they do can mean the world to a person.

Just tell us who they are, what they've achieved and why you'd like to see them recognised.  Please don’t hesitate to contact Linda Hay at Council if you require assistance with the nomination process.


Nomination form and guidelines:

Australia Day Awards Guidance

2021 Nomination Form Australia Day Awards

Nominations for the 2021 Awards close Friday 20 November 2020.