Australia Day

Our annual Australia Day celebrations will feature live entertainment followed by a formal flag raising ceremony, Welcome to Country, recognition of the 2019 Community Achievement Awards winners, an address from the City of Melton Australia Day Ambassador, and concluding with the citizenship ceremony.

Activities include:

  • Live entertainment by the Music Box Trio
  • Free BBQ, coffee and ANZAC biscuits
  • Henna, dingoes and face painting
  • Bunnings and Melton Men’s Shed kids’ activities
When: Saturday 26 January, 9:30am - 12pm

Where: The Willows Historical Park, Nixon Street, Melton


9:15am Live entertainment: Music Box Trio
10:15am  Introduction by Master of Ceremonies

Flag raising ceremony

10:22am  National Anthem
10:26am  Welcome to Country

 Official Welcome by Master of Ceremonies 

10:31am     Welcome by the Mayor Cr Bob Turner

Australia Day Ambassador,
Wida Tausif, Writer & Community Advocate

10:43am I am, You are, We are Australian
performed by Penelope Perrin 


 Community Achievement Awards Recognition
11:01am   Citizenship Ceremony
11:43am National Anthem
performed by Penelope Perrin
11:46am  Live entertainment – The Music Box Trio
12pm Celebration concludes

2019 Community Achievement Awards

Each year, the Melton City Council proudly salutes, through the Community Achievement Awards, members of the community whose work and efforts make this region an even better place to live.

For 2019 Community Achievement Awards we have five categories, two of them namely, Intercultural Leader of the Year and Gender Equity Leader of the Year are new categories introduced this year.

The Winners for each category were chosen in November and will be our special guests for 2019 Australia Day. Join us to congratulate the winners:

  • Citizen of the Year: Maureen Mohr
  • Young Citizen of the Year: Brandon Rogers and Emily Attard
  • Access and inclusion Leader of the Year: Shalini Ashika Kumar
  • Gender Equity Leader of the Year: Tiff Lykke
  • Intercultural Engagement Leader of the Year: Belinda Marshall