Annual Australia Day Events

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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.


Events for Australia Day on Tuesday 26 January 2021 are currently in the planning phase. Updates will be made to this page when information becomes available.


2021 Schedule of Events


Dergholm Soldiers' Memorial Hall
10.00 am Flag Raising Ceremony
Guest Speaker
Morning Tea 
Enquiries: Andrea Polderman | 0428 833 248


Henley Park in Lake Street
8.00 am Australia Day Breakfast
9:00am Flag Raising Ceremony
Guest Speaker: Andrew Saunder CEO of Edenhope Hospital

Enquiries: Jenny Ackland | 0437 997 358

COVIDSAFE-Event-checklist-Edenhope.pdf(PDF, 3MB)


Johnny Mullagh Reserve, On the river bank
11.30 am Flag Raising Ceremony
Guest Speaker:
BBQ lunch provided, BYO salad
Enquiries: Michelle Penrose | 0427 951 493



Kaniva Swimming Pool, Corner of Baker & Young Streets
8.00 am Entry by donation. BBQ Breakfast.

Flag Raising Ceremony,

Guest Speaker

Enquiries: Fran McDonald | 0448 053 015

COVIDSafe-Event-Checklist.-Kaniva.pdf(PDF, 815KB)