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.

2023 Schedule of Events


Lions Park Playground, Apsley
11.00am - 1pm


Dergholm Soldiers' Memorial Hall
11.00am - 1pm 
Guest speaker: Ken Frost


Henley Park in Lake Street
8.00am - 10.30am
Guest speaker: Wayne Caldow
Entertainment: Sing Australia


Goroke Memorial Hall
8.00am - 10.30am
Guest speaker: Gerald Murnane
Entertainment: Brodie Gray


Johnny Mullagh Reserve
11.00am - 1.00pm
Guest speaker: Ron Penrose
Entertainment: Jessie and Luke
Please bring a salad to share


Kaniva Swimming Pool
8.00am - 10.30am.
Guest speaker: Damien Tann
Entertainment: Nelson McFarlane
Please BYO cups, plates and cutlery

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