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Australia Day

Host the Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony

Each year we hold citizenship ceremonies to welcome new citizens and acknowledge the work in our community of individuals and organisations.

In 2020, the Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony will be held in Pyalong.

Nominations — 2021 Australia Day host

Applications to host the 2021 Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony are now open.

Complete your expression of interest form by Monday 23 September 2019.

Applications will be considered by Council at a future scheduled Council meeting.

Terms and conditions

All Expression of Interest applications lodged with Council will become documents available for public inspection in accordance with the Local Government Act 1989.

For all Australia Day events in Mitchell Shire, Council will, upon request, provide small Australian flags, buntings and copies of the program for the day.

The Mitchell Shire Council Awards and Citizenship Ceremony is a ‘stand-alone’ event administered by Mitchell Shire Council staff.

Council will organise the Awards and Citizenship Ceremony, including guest invitations, certificates, speakers and gifts for new citizens.

The host town is requested to provide a shade marquee, chairs, trestle tables and sound system.

A band/singer will be organised by Council. Council does not provide any financial assistance for this event, however, will cover the cost of hire for a shade marquee, chairs and trestle tables.

Events will only be considered if they are held on Council owned or managed land.

Preference will be given to locations that have not held an event recently.

Expression of interest form

Online application


Activity/event information

The location must be Council owned or managed land.

Community value and connection

Australia Day celebrations

Has your group/organisation hosted an Australian Day Event in previous years and/or a Council Civic Event (Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony)?  
Please tick the boxes that apply.
Please include details such as year, township and event type (e.g breakfast, citizenship, etc).

Other events

Has your organisation held any other significant community event?  
Include the type of event held, number of attendees, overview of the event, was traffic management involved or other requirements
Additional material to support your application may be attached if desired.


Submit your application in writing

To submit your application in writing:

Contact us

For further information on the expression of interest process, contact our Governance and Corporate Accountability department on 03 5734 6252 or email

This page was last updated on 9 September 2019.