Australia Day celebrations 2018

Celebrate Australia Day on the Surf Coast at a free community event on Friday 26 January 2018. The community events are held in partnership with the Anglesea and Torquay Lions Clubs.

Anglesea BBQ Breakfast
8am at Anglesea Riverbank
Presentations at 9am
Featuring Australia Day Ambassador Dave Jacka OAM, face painting and entertainment by Billy Tea Bush Band.

Torquay Australia Day BBQ
10am at Taylor Park Rotunda
Featuring Australia Day Ambassador Diane James AM, face painting and entertainment by young Surf Coast musician Momoko Rose.

Surf Coast Shire Australia Day Awards

The 2018 Surf Coast Shire Australia Day Awards will be presented at the celebrations in Anglesea and Torquay. There are three categories - Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year. 

The awards recognise local citizens and groups who make an extraordinary contribution to our local community. They are presented on behalf of the National Australia Day Council.

2017 award winners

Citizen of the Year:  Alison Marchant and Peter Spring (tie)

Young Citizen of the Year:  Phoebe Mitchell

Event of the Year:  Nightjar Festival

Past recipients