Australia Day 2020 celebrations and events

BRCC 2020 Aust Day Poster

The Australia Day 2020 program of celebrations and events includes community breakfasts, flag raising ceremonies, a free movie screening, a pool party, the Moorngag Mower Races and Australia Day award presentations in Benalla and our rural townships.



Cooinda, 1-35 Kilfeera Road, Benalla

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



Lake Benalla Foreshore, Fawckner Drive, Benalla

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

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 on 5762 5515
  • 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


Bicentennial Park

8am - Community Breakfast

9am - Flag Raising Ceremony

  • Presentation to the Devenish Achiever of the Year



Goomalibee CFA Shed, Terretts Road

8am - Community Breakfast

8.30am - Flag Raising Ceremony

  • Presentation to the Goomalibee Achiever of the Year



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: David Sweet with yarns from locals
  • Morning tea (please bring a plate to share)



Molyullah Hall

8am - Community Breakfast

9am - Flag Raising Ceremony

  • Presentation to the Molyullah Achiever of the Year
  • Guest speakers Dion Stephenson and Trish Curtis



Tatong Recreation Reserve

8am - Community Breakfast - gold coin donation

9am - Flag Raising Ceremony



Thoona Memorial Hall

8am - Community Breakfast

9am - Flag Raising Ceremony

  • Guest Speaker:Russell Ellis
  • Presentation to the Thoona Achiever of the Year



Warrenbayne Community Hall

8.30am - Community Breakfast - gold coin donation

  • Come along and celebrate with your friends, family and neighbours.
  • Produce hamper raffle 



SATURDAY 25 January 2020

Moorngag Mower Mania,

Moorngag Hall & Recreation Reserve, 2206 Samaria Road, Moorngag

Mower Mania racing action returns to Moorngag for the Australia Day Weekend. A large model train display will feature inside the hall from 10am. Food and beverages available for purchase. Entry for spectators by gold coin donation. For more information and participant details contact Andrew Lavis on 0408 793 606.


SUNDAY 26 January 2020

Benalla Aquatic Centre Community Fun Day

Mair Street, Benalla

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

1-5pm. Entry by gold coin donation.

Phone 03 5762 2154 for more information or visit


BPACC Cinema

Ride Like A Girl (PG) (98 mins): 2018 Australia biographical sports drama


Entry: FREE. Reserve your ticket at BPACC, phone 03 5762 5515


Benalla Art Gallery

Eliza Jane Gilchrist: Strange Garden - until 2 February 2020

Angelica Mesiti: Relay League - until 23 February 2020

Visit for more information.


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.


  • Fashions Through Time - 1750 to the Present
  • Suitably Clad
  • 150th Anniversary of the former Benalla Shire Council

Mon-Fri  9am-4.30pm, Sat-Sun 10am-3.30pm

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



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 daily.


Swanpool Cinema

Visit for Australia Day weekend screenings


Download a copy of the Australia Day 2020 Program of Celebration and Events(PDF, 3MB)


  • Friday, 24 January 2020 | 11:00 AM - Sunday, 26 January 2020 | 05:00 PM