Australia Day 2023 celebrations and events

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Celebrate what's great about Australia, being Australian, and being part of our community by participating in one of the many Australia Day breakfasts and ceremonies being held in Benalla, Baddaginnie, Devenish, Goomalibee, Goorambat, Lima, Molyullah, Tatong, Thoona and Warrenbayne on Thursday 26 January 2023.


Watch the Australia Day live broadcast from 11.30am on Thursday 26 January 2023 
Note: the link will not be active before Australia Day


Lake Benalla Foreshore 

  • 8am - Flag Raising Ceremony and Benalla Rotary breakfast. Gold coin donation.
  • Presentation to the Benalla Achiever of the Year


Benalla Rural City Australia Day Award Presentations
BPACC, 57 Samaria Road. Entry is free but tickets essential. Phone BPACC on 5762 5515.

Or watch online from 11.30am.

  • Citizenship Ceremony
  • Entertainment by Benalla Theatre Company
  • Guest Speaker Michael Donehue, founder of Journey Apparel and mental health advocate
  • Presentation of Australia Day Awards
  • BBQ by Rotary Club of Benalla


BPACC Cinema 
Free movie and choc top. Screening of H is for Happiness (PG)  at 2pm. Tickets essential from BPACC Cinema box office (5762 5515).


Baddaginnie Hall

  • 8.30am - Community Breakfast 
  • 9.30am - Flag Raising Ceremony


Bicentennial Park

  • 9am - Flag Raising Ceremony and Morning Tea


Goomalibee CFA Shed

  • 8am - Community Breakfast 
  • 9am - Flag Raising Ceremony and Presentation to the Goorambat Achiever of the Year


Goorambat Hall, Halls Road

  • Flag Raising Ceremony
  • Award Presentation


Lima School Community Centre

  • 9.30am - Flag Raising Ceremony, presentation to the Lima/Swanpool Achiever of the Year and morning tea. Guest Speaker, Garry Cook AFSM, CFA Deputy Chief Officer 


Molyullah Hall

  • 8.30am - Flag Raising Ceremony
  • 8.45am - Community Breakfast


Tatong Recreation Reserve

  • 8.30am - Community Breakfast
  • 9am - Flag Raising Ceremony and presentation to the Tatong Achiever of the year


Thoona Memorial Hall

  • 8am - Community Breakfast
  • 9am - Flag Raising Ceremony and presentation to the Thoona Achiever of the year


Warrenbayne Community Hall

  • 8.30am - Community Breakfast and Flag Raising Ceremony



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.



Download a copy of the Australia Day 2023 Program of Celebration and Events



  • Thursday, 26 January 2023 | 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM