2024 Australia Day Events

Next date: Friday, 26 January 2024 | 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Australia Day Award Category and Nomination Details

A list of each community-led Australia Day award categories and nomination instructions are detailed below. 


Award Categories:

1.    Citizen of the year

2.    Sportsperson of the year (player, coach &/or administrator)

3.    Young Achiever of the year (under 22 yo)

Nomination Process:

Nomination forms are available from many shops in Scott St, Warracknabeal, and the Rotary Facebook page and website.

(PDF, 115KB)A digital copy of the nomination form can be downloaded here.(DOCX, 31KB)


·         Nominees can be involved on more than one area/organization.

·         Past winners are eligible but past citation achievements cannot be used.

·         Nominees must have a strong connection to Warracknabeal and/or the broader district. Young achievers must have a local address.

Nominations close on Wednesday 13th December with Rotary Secretary, Tim Hewitt, Box 141, Warracknabeal or wbealsecretary@gmail.com


Australia Day Event Details

Find out how you can celebrate Australia Day across our Shire below.


Date: Friday 26th January 2024

Location: Warracknabeal Racecourse, Henty Hwy, Warracknabeal.

Time: Breakfast from 8:00-8:50am, Official program 9:00-10:00am

Event details: A family friendly event hosted by the Rotary Club of Warracknabeal for the whole community to celebrate our country and our community. The event embodies the themes of Reflect, Respect, Celebrate-We’re all part of the story.   A free cooked breakfast can be enjoyed while relaxing under the vines at the picturesque racecourse, with local musicians providing entertainment. The official program will include a flag parade by Scouts and Guides, a presentation by past resident, Riley Richardson, who has an interesting story to tell about his journey to the Australian Men’s Netball team. Musical entertainment by the Warracknabeal Band and another past resident, the popular Jeff Woodward, a welcome to new Australian citizens in our community and the presentation of Warracknabeal and District 2024 Australia Day awards are all part of the morning

Please contact Rotarian Wendy Hewitt (0427 332 193) with any enquiries,


  • Friday, 26 January 2024 | 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM