Australia Day


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Celebrate Australia Day in the Lockyer Valley​​​​​​​​​ by immersing yourself in this great community by attending one of the following events:

​Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony

On Tuesday 26 January, at the Gatton Shire Hall, we will gather as a community for the Australia Day Awards Ceremony from 9am, followed by the Citizenship Ceremony from 11.15am. Morning tea will be on offer in the park from 10.30am. ​The ceremonies will be delivered under a COVID Safe Event Checklist. There will be limited seats for public attendance with registration essential to secure a free ticket to attend.  Scan the QR Code to book your free ticket now. Phone 1300 005 872 for more information.

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Australia Day at the Village - Gatton Historical Village

The Gatton Historical Village has a great day planned with activities to entertain you, along with slapping together some great Aussie tucker. It all starts at 9am with displays and demonstrations. There will be stationary engines running, blacksmithing demonstrations and some great Aussie food available for purchase. Explore the historic buildings and displays including the railway station and the local, iconic Hopewell House.

The event will be delivered under a COVID Safe Event Checklist. Scan the QR Code to book your free ticket now. Phone 0420 967 022 for more information.

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Pianist, Poets & Painters - Laidley Pioneer Village & Museum

Everyone is invited to bring family and friends to the Laidley Pioneer Village & Museum to spend the day with us. The Flag Raising Ceremony will be at 10am sharp, and there will be entertainment, wood working displays, blacksmithing, the Light Horse Troop and all the historical displays, buildings, vintage machinery and tractors. The Gatton Lapidary Club will have a great display of gems, rocks and fossils - very hands on for the kids.  For a small fee you can purchase a "Big Breakfast", morning tea, lunch, tea and coffee.

The event will be delivered under a COVID Safe Event Checklist. Scan the QR Code to book your free ticket now. Phone 5465 2516 for more information.

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About Australia Day 

​On Australia Day we celebrate being Australian together. 

​​Over the past year our nation has faced fire, flood, drought and the coronavirus pandemic.

We reflect on the resilience of communities and the spirit of helping, giving and supporting that defines us as Australians.

We respect the stories, histories and contributions of all Australians, especially those who have given so much over the past year.

Australia Day 2021 is a day for us to celebrate and thank the first responders and frontline workers who kept going to work, so that the rest of us could stay safe at home.

Reflect, respect, celebrate – we’re all part of the story.


Nominations for the 2021 Australia Day Awards are now closed.

The community is encouraged to nominate an individual, group or event during the nomination period.

The award nomination categories include:​
  • ​Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Junior Sports Award
  • Senior Sports Award
  • Sporting / Community Group of the Year
  • Arts and Cultural Award
  • Community Event of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year​

The nomination form can be downloaded here during the nomination period. ​

You can submit your nomination form by:

  • Email: 
  • Mail:
    • Lockyer Valley Regional Council
      Community Activation
      PO Box 82
      Gatton QLD 4343
  • Council offices:
    • 26 Railway Street, Gatton; or
    • 9 Spicer Street, Laidley

Page reviewed: 14 Jan 2021 4:26pm