Australia Day 2019 activities

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The Australia Day 2019 program of celebrations and events details activities around Benalla Rural City, including a free movie at the BPACC Cinema and many other exhibitions and activities.


Friday 25 January 2019

Cooinda: 1-35 Kilfeera Road, Benalla

11am - Flag Raising Ceremony by the Rotary Club of Benalla


Saturday 26 January 2019


Lake Benalla Foreshore, Fawckner Drive, Benalla

8am - Flag Raising Ceremony followed by the Benalla Rotary Breakfast (gold coin donation) and entertainment

9am - Presentation to the Benalla Achiever of the Year


Benalla Rural City Australia Day Award Presentations

BPACC, 57 Samaria Road, Benalla from 11.30am

  • Free admission. Ticket reservations are essential, phone BPACC
  • The 2019 Australia Day awards celebrate the theme 'Fiesta! of Festivities', a celebration of events and festivals held within Benalla Rural City
  • Presentation of Australia Day Awards
  • Citizenship Ceremony
  • Entertainment
  • Audio visual presentation
  • Light lunch


Estia Health Benalla: 73 Samaria Road, Benalla

  • 2.30pm - Flag Raising Ceremony by the Rotary Club of Benalla




Baddaginnie Fire Shed

8am - Community Breakfast

  • Flag Raising Ceremony
  • Presentation to the Baddaginnie Achiever of the Year



Bicentennial Park

8am - Community Breakfast

  • Flag Raising Ceremony
  • Presentation to the Devenish Achiever of the Year



Goomalibee CFA Shed, Terretts Road

8am - Community Breakfast

for further information contact Peter Bailey on 0418 353 348



Goorambat Hall, Halls Road

8am - Community Breakfast provided by the Goorambat CFA

9am - Flag Raising Ceremony

  • Presentation to the Goorambat Achiever of the Year
  • Guest Speaker



Lima School Community Centre

9.30am - Flag Raising Ceremony

  • Presentation to the Lima/Swanpool Achiever of the Year
  • Guest Speaker: Stewart (Sooty) Kreltszheim
  • Special guest appearance by Wayne Horsburgh
  • Morning tea (please bring a plate to share)



Molyullah Hall

8am - Community Breakfast

9am - Flag Raising Ceremony

  • Guest Speaker



Tatong Recreation Reserve

8am - Community Breakfast

9am - Flag Raising Ceremony

  • Presentation to the Tatong Achiever of the Year



Thoona Memorial Hall

8am - Community Breakfast

9am - Flag Raising Ceremony

  • Guest Speaker: Wallace Binnie
  • Presentation to the Thoona Achiever of the Year



Warrenbayne Community Hall

8.30am - Community Breakfast

  • Come along and celebrate with your friends, family and neighbours.
  • Raffle tickets for purchase for draws during the morning


Other Australia Day Weekend Activities 

26 January 2019

Benalla Aquatic Centre Community Fun Day

Mair Street, Benalla

Cool off on Australia Day and enjoy the floating inflatables, DJ and sausage sizzle.

2-5pm. Entry by gold coin donation.

Phone 03 5762 2154 for more information or visit


BPACC Cinema

"Kenny" (M) (105 min): 2006 mockumentary film starring Shane Jacobson


Entry: FREE. Tickets available from BPACC, phone 03 5762 5515


Benalla Art Gallery

Future Perfect - until 2 June 2019

Colouring Lake Mokoan - until 3 March 2019

Monster Mash - until 17 February 2019

Visit for more information.


Benalla Migrant Camp Exhibition

Hut 11 @ Benalla Airport, off Samaria Road, Benalla

Hut 11 exhibition features more than 200 reproduced photos as well as documents and memorabilia donated by families who once lived at Benalla Migrant Camp between 1949 and 1967.


Entry: $5 adults, children free


Costume & Kelly Museum

This unique museum houses a costume collection dating from 1750, local historical artefacts, a War Services Room and a permanent Ned Kelly Story display.


  • Dressed to Impress: One Woman's Wardrobe
  • Medical Care in Early Benalla
  • Fashions Through Time - 1750 to the Present


Entry: $5 adults, $4 concession, $1 children 5-15. 


Rural Districts

Celebrate Australia Day and visit our rural township hotels at Devenish, Goorambat, Tatong and Thoona. 

The Winton Wetlands - Mokoan Hub & Cafe is open from 9am-4pm on Saturday 26 January. For cafe hours over the long weekend visit


Swanpool Cinema

Visit for Australia Day weekend screenings



  • Saturday, 26 January 2019 | 08:00 AM


Benalla, 1 Bridge Street East , Benalla Rural City Council 3672  View Map

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