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Australia Day

Australia Day falls on January 26th.

It's the day to reflect on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation. It's the day for us to re-commit to making Australia an even better place for the future.

Australia Day is a day driven by communities, and the hundreds of celebrations held in each town, suburb or city are the foundation of its ongoing success.  And Australia Day is big. Over 780 local community celebrations take place on 26 January right across the nation.

Research undertaken by the National Australia Day Council in 2007 showed that about 27 per cent of Australians attend an organised, community event on Australia Day, while a further 26 per cent get together with family and friends with the explicit intention of celebrating Australia Day.

Each year the District Council of Robe holds a barbecue breakfast for the community at the Robe Institute.

The Citizen awards are for persons over 25 years and the Young Citizen awards are for persons aged up to 30 years as at January 26, in the year of award. The Community Event of the Year Award is for the most outstanding or beneficial event during the year.

Council encourages the communities of all Council townships and areas to nominate people who have given outstanding service to their communities.