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Australia Day celebrations


The Brolga activities start with a free community breakfast-on-the-lawn cooked by Rotarians from 7am; tradition Indigenous and English games on the lawn from 8.15am; the Citizenship Ceremony at 8.30am followed by the presentation of the Fraser Coast Australia Day Awards.

Hervey Bay

Australia Day in the Village at the Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum, Zephyr Street from 9am to 4.30pm.

Fraser Coast Community Meals on Wheels is organising Australia Day in Scarness Park with games (including prizes), live entertainment and displays of historic machinery and vintage motorbikes, market stalls, food and drinks from 7am to 3pm.


The Toogoom and District Community Association celebration starts at 11.30am at the Toogoom Hall with a flag raising ceremony.

During the afternoon there will be displays of vintage car and party games, finishing with a game of trivia.


Down the Sandy Strait at Poona, a free barbecue lunch, cricket, tennis, basketball and other sports activities start from 9am (prizes for games winners).

Tiaro and District

The Lions Club of Tiaro and District Australia Day Celebrations include traditional games for all ages such as sack races at the Tiaro Rec Grounds in Inman Road from 10am to 5pm. Games also include 7-a-side cricket and beach volleyball.

Prizes will be given to each participating child. Food and drink will be available.

River Heads

At River Heads the hall is the place to be for lunch. Activities start at 11.30am and include a flag raising followed by an afternoon of great Aussie barbecue, music, Oz trivia, bush poetry, a thong throwing competition and much more.  Food and drinks will be available.

Burrum Heads

Australia Day starts with a community breakfast at 7am at the Burrum Heads Hall (gold coin donation) followed by the raising of the Australian flag at 8am. Finish the morning with a chat over a cup of tea or coffee in the hall.

Australia Day awards

Australia Day Awards are presented annually to local citizens and groups who have made
outstanding contributions to the Fraser Coast Community.

The Awards are an opportunity to come together, recognise and honour the achievements of community members and celebrate the diversity of our community.

Awards are presented in the following categories:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Sportsperson of the Year
  • Cultural Award of the Year
  • Community Group of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Young Sportsperson of the Year
  • Young Cultural Award of the Year
  • Community Event of the Year

Nominees and nominators are invited to attend Council’s Australia Day Awards Presentation to be held Saturday 26 January, 2019 on the Brolga terrace, Maryborough.

Nominations have now closed.

Contact us

For further information regarding the awards contact on 1300 79 49 29.