Congratulations to all the recipients of Murray River Council’s 2022 Australia Day Awards!
- Citizen of the Year: Kevin Barnes of Caldwell
- Young Citizen of the Year: Dottie Wilson of Mathoura
- Young Sportsperson of the Year: Ryan Domaille of Tooleybuc
- Sportsperson of the Year: Heath Moloney of Moulamein
- Community Event of the Year: Echuca Moama Apex Club: Sunday Session at Kerrabee Soundshell
- Community Group of the Year: Moulamein Community Development Inc
- Arts and Culture Award: The ACRE Project
The awards recognise outstanding contributions to the local community and highlight the importance and significance of Australia Day.
Presentations will be made at local Murray River Council Australia Day breakfasts.
The breakfast details
Below you'll find details of what's happening in 7 of our local towns. These are run thanks to the efforts of our amazing local community groups! We'll add any extra event details if they pop up.
Moama: Kerrabee Soundshell from 8:00am for breakfast and presentations.
Mathoura: Soldiers Memorial Park, 8:00am for breakfast and presentations.
Barham: Riverside Park from 7am for breakfast. From 8am; Australia Day ceremony.
Moulamein: The Triangle from 8am; breakfast, presentations and flag raising ceremony.
Wakool: Wakool Hall from 10am for breakfast followed by the Australia Day ceremony.
Tooleybuc: Mensforth Park from 7:30am; breakfast and Australia Day ceremony.
Meet our Australia Day Ambassador: Andrew Heslop
Andrew is an ABC broadcaster best known for founding Neighbour Day in 2003 after Elsie Brown, an elderly woman who lived alone, died at home yet wasn’t discovered for more than two years. Andrew has spoken at the United Nations about his initiative and been for honoured for advocating stronger connections between residents of all ages, with awards including NSW Volunteer of the Year and the Westpac Prize.
Andrew will be joining the Moulamein community breakfast - it's great to have him visiting our area!