Australia Day

This Australia Day (Saturday 26 January 2019), you can celebrate at Cardinia Shire's flagship Australia Day event at Cardinia Cultural Centre in Pakenham, or at one of the local community events held in townships across the shire. 

We proudly supports these events through our Festival and events grants program

Presented by Cardinia Shire Council, with the support of local businesses and organisations.  

Saturday 26 January 2019 
Cardinia Cultural Centre
Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham

11am to 12 noon - Awards and citizenship ceremony

Cardinia Shire’s Australia Day Awards recognise: 

  • people who make an important contribution to our local community
  • an outstanding local community event.

Cardinia Shire Mayor, Councillor Graeme Moore will announce the award nominees and winners in the categories:  

  •  Citizen of the Year
  •  Senior Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Event of the Year

We will also welcome our newest citizens in our biggest citizenship ceremony of the year. 

From 12 noon - Activities and entertainment 

Enjoy a range of free and low cost food, activities, amusements and entertainment, including: 

  • free community barbecue (sausages, vegie burgers, hot dogs)  and other food  and drinks. Ice creams and coffee available for purchase. 
  • RAAF air display
  • Free rides and amusements including face painting, henna art, balloon twisting, animal petting farm, jumping castles, reptiles,  chair-o-plan, mini ferris wheel, pony rides and pony petting
  • performances from the Indian Association Cardinia Casey.


For more info go to the Australia Day Awards winners page