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Council invite a different community group to host its Australia Day celebration BBQ lunch and Australia Day Awards announcement and presentation ceremony each year.  The District Council of Grant announces its Award winners on Australia Day rather than before the event.  Mayor Richard Sage said "As a Council we feel that it is important to not only celebrate the Award recipients but to honour all of our nominees. Unfortunately we can only choose one winner from each category, which is always a very hard task, but in the Council's and our communities' eyes all of these people and events are equally important."


Council's 2018 event will be held at the TARPEENA FOOTBALL OVAL from 10.00am on Friday 26th January 


We hope that you will join us for Australia Day Celebration and Award Presentation from 11.00am 

 * BBQ lunch by gold coin contribution from 11.30am

 * Free entertainment by Mount Gambier City Band

 * Free children's activities

 * Free Australia Day give-aways

 Official Ceremony including announcement of Australia Day Awards from 1.15pm

 For more information contact District Council of Grant - phone 08 87210444 or email



More than 550 people celebrated Australia Day at a free family focused event at the Port MacDonnell Football Club  on Wednesday 26th January, where the following District Council of Grant Australia Day Awards were presented: 

The 2017 Community Event of the Year was awarded to Tarpeena Cancer Support Group

The 2017 Citizen of the Year was awarded to Mr Garry Talbot

(A Young Citizen of the year nomination was not received) 

Click here for more information regarding the District Council of Grant Australia Day celebration and awards