Flag raising ceremony at Nanango Australia Day, 2018.
Flag raising ceremony at Nanango Australia Day, 2018. Christian Berechree

Where you can celebrate Australia Day in 2019

LOOKING to celebrate our great nation on its official day?

Here's a list of events taking place throughout the South Burnett.

Friday, January 25

South Burnett Regional Councill will host its 10th annual Australia Day Awards ceremony.

The event will start at 6.30pm, at the Blackbutt Memorial Hall.

Saturday, January 26

Blackbutt

  • Free community sausage sizzle from 8am-10am at Blackbutt Memorial Hall
  • Free family-friendly activities including jumping castle and music by local artists
  • Hosted by Bloomin Beautiful Blackbutt Festival, South Burnett Regional Council, Blackbutt Benarking Heritage and Tourism Association, Taromeo Fire Brigade and Blackbutt Benarkin Aged Care

Boondooma

  • Flag-raising ceremony at Boondooma Homestead from 5pm followed by BBQ dinner
  • Bus running on the day from Murgon, Wondai, Hivesville and Proston. Pre-book seat through Proston Country Bus Service on 4168 9296

Kingaroy

  • Celebrations held at Kingaroy Town Common Hall
  • Breakfast from 7am for a gold coin donation
  • Announcement of Australia Day award winners followed by pie and lamington eating competition at 9.45am

Murgon

  • BBQ breakfast from 7am-8am at Queensland Dairy and Heritage Museum
  • Ceremony to announce award winners from 8.30am

Nanango

  • Breakfast from 7am at Nanango Showground, hosted by Nanango Tourism and Development Association Inc
  • Flag raising and announcement of Australia Day award winners to follow, along with entertainment and treats for the kids

Proston

  • Hosted by Proston Scout Group at Scout Block on Rodney St from 2.30pm-4pm
  • Family-friendly cricket game and sign-on day for youth and adults Scout membership

Wondai

  • Breakfast from 7am-9am at Wondai Memorial Hall
  • Live entertainment by Wondai Town and District Band
  • Australian Citizen Affirmation Ceremony and flag-raising ceremony

Hivesville

  • Ceremony from 7am in the park, followed by breakfast hosted by Hivesville Progress Association
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