Celebrating Australia Day in our shire
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
Cardinia Shire Australia Day 2019 celebration
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.
Other local community events on Australia Day 2019
For event details click on the links below:
Australia Day Award winners
For more info go to the Australia Day Awards winners page.