Australia Day

  • We invite all our community members to be part of Australia Day events held in Cardinia Shire every year, and to nominate deserving individuals and groups for an Australia Day Award. 
  • Nominations for the 2020 Australia Day Awards are now open, and close on Friday 15 November 2019.

Awards are presented in the following categories:

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

The awards recognise those who have shown a willingness to lend a helping hand, concern for the environment or participated in sport, arts or cultural endeavours. They share the aspirations of all Australians in respect of tolerance, democracy, equity and equality of opportunity.

To nominate an outstanding community member or organisation please: 

Make a nomination

Next Australia Day (Sunday 26 January 2020), 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

For more info go to the Australia Day Awards winners page