Australia Day

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Australia Day

Our 2024 Australia Day celebration was held in Hillston at the Hillston Lions Park and was followed by the annual Hillston Pool Party.

Thank you to Ms Debbie Watson OAM OLY for attending the event as our Australia Day Ambassador, and to the Hillston Lions Club for our delicious luncheon.

Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, Australia day is a day to reflect on what we have achieved and can be proud of in our great nation.

This is a day where we come together as a community to celebrate what’s great about Australia and being Australian. Our celebrations reflect contemporary Australia; our diverse society and landscape, remarkable achievements and our bright future.
Council’s Australia Day awards are presented annually to local citizens and groups who have made outstanding contributions within our communities. Nominations open yearly in October closing the first week of December for consideration at the December Ordinary Council Meeting.

Carrathool Shire Council urge community members to consider nominating individuals / groups who are worthy of recognition for helping to make our shire a better place to live. Each year Council recognises and honours the outstanding achievements of those nominated whether it’s social, sporting, environmental, educational or cultural.

Award Categories:

  • Citizen of the year (18+)
  • Young Citizen of the year (under 18 years of age)
  • Sportsperson of the year (18+)
  • Junior Sportsperson of the year (High School)
  • Junior Sportsperson of the year (Primary School)
  • Community Group/Event of the year