Australia Day 2023 in Cardinia Shire
A number of events are being held across Cardinia Shire for the community to enjoy this Australia Day, Thursday 26 January.
Australia Day Awards 2023
As in recent years, Council will be hosting a special ceremony to announce and celebrate the Cardinia Shire Australia Day Awards 2023 nominees and winners.
The Awards include categories for: Cardinia Shire Citizen, Senior Citizen, Young Citizen and Community Event of the Year.
The Award winners will be announced at the ceremony on the evening before Australia Day and shared publicly via Council’s website (at www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/AustraliaDay) and Council’s social media channels.
Council is looking forward to welcoming 100 new Australian citizens at a citizenship ceremony to be held from 11am at the Cardinia Cultural Centre (40 Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham) on Thursday 26 January.
Local community events
A number of Australia Day events, proudly supported by Council’s Festivals and Events Grants program, are being hosted by community groups around the Shire, including:
Cardinia Australia Day
From 12 – 4pm, Thu 26 Jan 2023
Toomuc Recreation Reserve, Pakenham (previously held lakeside at the Cardinia Cultural Centre)
Event contact: Tony O’Hara, 0438 377 283
Koo Wee Rup Australia Day Games
From 12 – 3pm, Thu 26 Jan 2023
Cochrane Park, Koo Wee Rup
Event contact: Turning Point Church Koo Wee Rup, 5997 2217
Koo Wee Rup Australia Day
From 8.15 – 10.30am, Thu 26 Jan 2023
KWR Community Centre, Koo Wee Rup
Event contact: Caroline Roff, 0409 803 340
Cockatoo Australia Day
From 8.45am, Thu 26 Jan 2023
Alma Treloar Reserve Amphitheatre, 77 Pakenham Rd Cockatoo
Event contact: Rachelle Mechielsen, 0403 049 428
Council’s Waste, Environment and Sustainability, and Youth Services teams are excited to be holding stalls at the Cardinia Australia Day event, to connect with, answer questions, and provide information to community members about services, programs and events being run by these teams across 2023.
For more information about the Australia Day Awards and events across the Shire for 2023, see: www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/AustraliaDay.