Annual Australia Day Events

Every year a number of Australia Day events are held across the shire on 26 January.

These events are organised and hosted by each local community, and supported by West Wimmera Shire Council.

The Australia Day Awards are presented by a Councillor to award winners at the winners relative home town Australia Day Event.

2024 Schedule of Events


Lions Park Playground at 11.00am
Free lunch
Guest speaker: Patrick Ryan
Entertainment: Poppy Moyle-Read 


Dergholm Soldiers' Memorial Hall at 11.00am
Free barbecue lunch
Guest speaker: Emeritus Professor Edwina Cornish
Music by Nathan "Skunk" Gill


Henley Park in Lake Street at 8.00am
Free barbecue breakfast
Guest speaker: Patrick Ryan
Entertainment: Sing Australia, and Rob Tuncks and Lucas King


Goroke Memorial Hall at 8.00am 
Barbecue breakfast
Guest speaker: Wayne Caldow
Entertainment: Em


Johnny Mullagh Reserve at 11.30am
Free lunch, please bring a salad to share
Guest speaker
Entertainment: Jessie and Mat


Kaniva Swimming Pool at 8.00am
Barbecue breakfast (gold coin donation). 
Guest speaker: TBA
Entertainment: The Austins 


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