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Friday, 27 September, 2019

Do you know someone who has given a lot to our local community?

Is there an awesome community group or event in the Strathbogie Shire that deserves recognition?

We encourage you to nominate an outstanding individual or group for an Australia Day Award before nominations close on Friday 1st November at 5pm.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Cr Amanda McClaren said there are so many wonderful people in the Strathbogie Shire who deserve recognition.

“We have so many generous and dedicated people who make great things happen in our region,” Cr McClaren said.

“The Strathbogie Shire Australia Day Award Ceremonies are a great way to acknowledge and celebrate the efforts of some of our amazing community members.”

Mayor McClaren said there has been a shortage in nominations for the young citizen awards in the past few years.

“We know there are many young people doing wonderful things for our community, so we really encourage people to nominate a young person who deserves recognition.”

The following award categories are open for nominations:

  • Community Organisation of the Year
  • Community Event of the Year (event occurred after 27/01/2019)
  • Junior Citizen of the Year (under 15yrs at 26/01/2020)
  • Young Citizen of the Year (between 15-25yrs at 26/01/2020)
  • Citizen of the Year (over 25yrs at 26/01/2020)
  • Avenel General Store, Queen Street
  • Euroa Council Offices, 109A Binney Street or Euroa Hub, 50 Binney Street
  • Longwood General Store, 12 Down Street
  • Nagambie Visitor Information Centre, 293 High Street
  • Strathbogie General Store, 30 Main Street
  • Violet Town Post Office, 27 Cowslip Street

To nominate someone, please fill in the online form here.

Nomination forms are also available at the following locations:

  • Avenel General Store, Queen Street
  • Euroa Council Offices, 109A Binney Street or Euroa Hub, 50 Binney Street
  • Longwood General Store, 12 Down Street
  • Nagambie Visitor Information Centre, 293 High Street
  • Strathbogie General Store, 30 Main Street
  • Violet Town Post Office, 27 Cowslip Street

All nomination forms need to be submitted to 109A Binney Street, Euroa or 293 High Street, Nagambie.

Australia Day Awards Ceremonies and celebrations will take place on Sunday 26th January 2020 in Avenel, Euroa, Longwood, Nagambie, Strathbogie and Violet Town.

Event details, including our inspiring guest speakers, will be made available on our website and in local publications closer to the date.



Thursday, 26 September, 2019

Please be aware Maternal and Child Health Centre will be closed in Nagambie on Tuesday 1st October due to a planned power outage.

Parents are able to attend the session on Avenel on Wednesday or can make an alternative appointment by calling Council Offices on 1800 065 993.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 


Wednesday, 25 September, 2019

Seniors living in the Strathbogie Shire are invited to an afternoon of enjoyment at the Dame Nellie Melba concert and memorabilia event on Sunday 13th October from 1.15pm.

The free event is happening at the Euroa Community Cinema courtesy of Strathbogie Shire Council as part of Seniors Festival throughout the month of October.

Attendees will be able to enjoy a tribute of Melba’s life and career with musical interludes by Soprano Helen Koehne, tenor Raymond Khong and baritone Jamie Moffat and will be complemented by a performance from local group Strathbogie Singers.

An exhibition of rare memorabilia will be on display, which will include letters, photographs, posters, programs and stage props relating to Melba's great career and the festivities will finish with an afternoon tea.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Cr Amanda McClaren said Seniors Festival is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding contributions seniors make to their communities.

“Over 30 percent of our population is 60, or above the age of 60, and our seniors play an integral role in many of our community groups and volunteer their time to making the Strathbogie Shire a wonderful place to live,” Cr McClaren said.

“This year’s theme for Seniors Festival is Get into it! and we really encourage our local seniors to embrace that theme and come along to our Dame Nellie Melba Celebration or one of the many other seniors events happening in the region and across Victoria.”

It is a free event, but bookings are essential. You can register on trybooking here, or call Council Offices on 1800 065 993 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Seniors who are in possession of a Victorian Seniors Card can also enjoy free public transport from Sunday 6 October to Sunday 13 October which includes all metropolitan and V-Line services.

You will need to carry your Seniors Myki Card and Victorian Seniors Card with you on public transport and you can touch on and off as usual, but you won’t be charged.

For more information about Victorian Seniors Festival and other events happening in the region, please visit

Click here to view the event flyer


Friday, 20 September, 2019

We are calling on local creatives to submit a piece of artwork for the Euroa Pool Glazed Brick Mural Competition, with entries open until Monday 21st October.

The competition is being conducted by Euroa Action Group, with the support of a community grant from Strathbogie Shire Council, to bring some colour and life to the Euroa Pool.

The winner of the competition will have their design on permanent display, tiled with glazed bricks from Euroa Clay Products on the pump house wall at the Euroa Swimming Pool.

Euroa Action Group member, Melinda Watson said she hopes this will be the first of many glazed brick art features in Euroa.

“The mural competition is something I have wanted to do for a while to bring some life and colour to a boring, outdated wall at our pool and give our local community ownership of the project,” Mrs Watson explained.

“The glazed bricks are a really great and colourful medium that we can make into a fantastic feature.”

The mural promises to be a wonderful feature, with Euroa Clay Products producing glazed bricks in 72 different colours, creating fantastic glazed brick features on a variety of buildings across Australia.

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