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Council's Australia Day 2021 Event

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Friday, 22 January 2021 - 3:15pm
Golden Plains Shire Council Australia Day 2021 Event

Golden Plains Shire Council will be hosting an Australia Day event from 11am to 12.30pm on Tuesday 26 January, 2021.

The event is to formally acknowledge the Golden Plains Shire Council (GPSC) Community Awards 2020 nominees, announce the award-winners and welcome new citizens to the Golden Plains community. 

The event will also include a special screening of Zoom Me A River, a short film produced by artists from across Golden Plains that reflects on the local experience of COVID-19 social isolation. You can read more about the film here.

Due to COVID guidelines, attendance is limited and by invitation, however the event will be livestreamed on Council’s YouTube channel. A link will be provided the day prior to the event on Council’s website and social media channels.

For more information on the GPSC Community Awards 2020 nominees, click here.

Community Events

Local community groups from across Golden Plains Shire will also be hosting COVID-Safe community events this Australia Day, Tuesday 26 January.

Events include flag raising ceremonies, breakfasts, and evening celebrations, where guests can get into the spirit of Australia Day and support their community, all while enjoying delicious country catering and a socially distanced chat!

Check out the list below for a summary of what’s on.

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8 to 10am, Flag raising at Shelford Town Hall before breakfast at Shelford Cricket Club rotunda.
Gold coin donation.
BYO drinks, chairs, rug etc.
Hosted by Shelford Progress Society


8 to 10am, Historic Precinct, 69 Brooke Street, Smythesdale
$2.50 per person.
BYO cup, chair, rug etc. 
Hosted by Woady Yaloak Historical Society Inc.


8.30 to 10.30am, Lions Park Bannockburn, Geelong Road, Bannockburn.
Hosted by Lions Club of Bannockburn & District


8 to 10am, Teesdale Public Hall, Shelford-Bannockburn Road, Teesdale.
Hosted by Leigh Valley Lions Club, Native Hut CWA and Teesdale Hall committee.


8 to 10am, Linton Recreation Reserve, off Glenelg Highway, Linton.
$5 Adults, Primary ages children free
Hosted by Linton CFA

Cape Clear

5pm, Cape Clear Lions Park,
BYO everything (food, drinks, chairs etc).
Hosted by Cape Clear Community


7.30 to 9am, Haddon Lions Park,
Gold coin donation.
Hosted by Haddon and District Lion’s Club

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Saturday, 23 January 2021 - 1:07pm


Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.