Australia Day events will take place throughout Greater Shepparton on Thursday 26 January 2023.
Ceremonies, events and entertainment will be held in Dookie, Arcadia, Murchison, Tatura, Mooroopna, Shepparton and a community BBQ will be held in Toolamba.
The activities will include guest speakers, entertainment, refreshments, flag raising ceremonies and the presentation of the 2023 Australia Day Awards.
Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Councillor Shane Sali encouraged all residents to consider what it means to be Australian.
“Australia Day is an opportunity to reflect on what it means to be Australian, to acknowledge our history and diversity,” he said.
“The day provides an opportunity for us to acknowledge, learn and understand our country’s past and reflect on the history, traditions and culture of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.”
The following events will take place across Greater Shepparton:
Where: The Queen’s Gardens
When: 8.30am with proceedings commencing at 9.00am
Australia Day Awards will be presented to outstanding community members together with a Citizenship Ceremony where new members to Greater Shepparton will be welcomed. A light brunch will be available along with musical entertainment by Shepparton Brass and Wind and Monga who will perform during Morning Tea.
Where: CWA Gardens Dookie
The Dookie CWA and the Dookie Lions Club will host the Dookie Australia Day Awards and will provide a sausage sizzle. There will be time for people to meet, mingle and enjoy the day.
Where: Ferrari Park
There will be an address by a key note speaker and a flag raising ceremony. Mooroopna Australia Day Awards will be presented. Official proceedings will be followed by a sausage sizzle.
Guest speaker: Jeanette Powell.
Where: Murchison Swimming Pool
When: 8.00am breakfast, 9.00am official proceedings.
Attendees will be able to enjoy a BBQ breakfast followed by the presentation of Australia Day awards.
Where: Victory Hall, Hogan Street
A free breakfast will be held from 9.30am at Victory Hall in Hogan Street, Tatura. Australia Day awards will be presented and a morning tea will be held at the conclusion of the ceremony.
Where: Toolamba Recreation Reserve
A free community BBQ will be held for people to meet, mingle and enjoy the day.
Where: Community Centre and Recreation Reserve
The community will put on a BBQ breakfast. There will be time for people to meet, mingle and enjoy the day.