2022 Central Goldfields Shire Australia Day Ceremony


Residents are invited to celebrate Australia Day on Wednesday 26 January at the Central Goldfields Shire Council Australia Day free, family event at the Station Domain, Maryborough.

A free breakfast and children’s activities will commence at 8.30am followed by official proceedings at 9.15am. The Australia Day Awards – including Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Award of the Year – will also be announced.

The event will also include a Citizenship Ceremony where 8 residents will become Australian Citizens.

Medallions will also be presented to all babies born during 2021. Books will also be presented to all four-year-old children starting kindergarten in 2022. 

Please register your attendance at the ceremony here


Please note: Council acknowledges that January can be a difficult time for First Nations People when conversations often focus on our National Identity.

Aboriginal culture dates back more than 80,000 years, and it has been a long struggle over generations for recognition.

It’s important for us to remember that Australia Day is not a day of celebration for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Whilst they have great pride in their heritage, Australia Day reminds them of past loss. It is these feelings that we consider as they are a legitimate part of our national day.

As a Council we are committed to Reconciliation and are working towards a more inclusive community in partnership with our Traditional Owners of the Dja Dja Wurrung and all our First Nations residents.



Talbot RSL Park
Contact: Greg and Heather McNeilly 0427 090 172

Market Reserve
Contact: George Nagy 0437 977 237

10am - Official address starting at 11am
Gordon Gardens
Contact: Gayle Boardman 0409 724 253

Bealiba Town Hall
Contact: Barbara Douglass 0459 688 800 



All events are operating in compliance with the COVIDSafe Settings with COVIDSafe Plans. 

  • Stay home if you have symptoms, no matter how mild 
  • Practice social distancing
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Be prepared to leave your contact details for tracing purposes
  • Face masks are encouraged 


  • Wednesday, 26 January 2022 | 08:30 AM - 11:00 AM