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Australia Day Celebrations in EM

~ Celebrations will be taking place across Campaspe Shire and Murray River Council this Australia Day ~

Here's 41 great ways to join in the fun!

Saturday 25 January

1.  Parkrun
From 8.00am at Lions Park.

2.  Rochester Town Market
8:30am - 1:00pm at the Shire Hall/Skate Park

3.  Rusworth Criterion Hotel
Free Live Music with Heidi Moncrieff from 6.00pm

4.  Kyabram Fauna Park Zookeeper For a Day
9:00am - 1:00pm
Suitable for children aged between 8-12 years of age.  Your child will get hands-on experience of what its like to work as a zoo keeper as they take part in daily duties including animal enrichment and exhibit maintenance. They’ll see our animals up-close and speak with our keepers about their jobs and experience.

$70 per child which includes morning tea and lunch.

Spaces are limited so bookings are essential and can be made by calling 5852 2883 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

5.  Fishing the Murray River Exhibition, Echuca Historial Society
Explore the history of Murray River Fishing, from Aboriginal fish traps to the commercial industry and recreational fishing of today.  Featuring photographs, stories and memorabiliia centred around any creature with scales and gills, and includes photo's of the Big One.  Open daily from 10am to 2pm.

6.  Morrisons Winery, Brewery and Restaurant
Live music, Knot & Stevie Renee at 1710 Brew Co from 2.30pm.

7.  Echuca Cricket Club, Victoria Park
First day/night game between Echuca and Echuca South Cricket Clubs. All profits raised go towards the CFA. There will be a raffle on the night as well as sponsors donating big bucks towards the CFA, so get your mates down for a great night of cricket and music down at the Park. Bar open from 3.00pm

8.  Wharparilla West Community Hall Drive in Movie Theatre
Gates open at 6.00pm
$10 Adults, $5 Children or $30 family/car
Featuring: Crackerjack and The Castle

9.  MV Mary Ann Sunset Dinner Cruise
Choose any item from a delicious a la carte menu and receive a complimentary 2.5hr Murray River cruise.  Departing at 6.30pm and returning to dock at 9.00pm.  Bookings, maryann.com.au

10.  Rollertoaster, playing live at The Shamrock from 8.00pm

11.  Midnight Echoes Live at The American Hotel from 10.00pm

12.  Riverlive, Murray River Paddlesteamers
Enjoy a 2.5 hour cruise with a fabulous 3 course buffet dinner while sitting back and enjoying live music.  Beverages available at bar prices.  6.30pm – 9.00pm.  Adults: $90 Children: $45.  Bookings, murrayriverpaddlesteamers.com.au

13.  Thunderstruck LIVE AND FREE at Rich River Golf Club from 8.30pm

Sunday 26 January

14.  Echuca Moama
Botanical Gardens, 52 Perricoota Road, Moama
From 7.00am:

~ Early Bird Breakfast;
~ Australian Indigenous Welcome;
~ Flag Raising Ceremony;
~ Citizenship Ceremony;
~ Presentation of Awards

Australia Day Ambassador, Ms Katryna Robinson

15.  Girgarre
Memorial Hall, 9 Morgan Crescent
From 8.30am

~ Flag Raising Ceremony;
~ Presentation of Awards;
~ BBQ Breakfast;

Australia Day Ambassador, Jason Yeap OAM

16.  Gunbower
Felix L’Hullier Park, Recreation Reserve, Gunbower Island Road
From 7.30am

~ Community Breakfast

Memorial Hall, 11-13 Main St
From 11.00am

~ Flag Raising Ceremony;
~ Breakfast;

Australia Day Ambassador, Don Abell

17.  Koyuga
Hall, 961 O’Dea Road
From 5.00pm

~ Flag Raising Ceremony;
~ Sausage Sizzle;
~ Annual Yabby Races;

18.  Kyabram
John Pilley Reserve, Kyabram Fauna Park, Lake Road
From 9.00am

~ Flag raising ceremony;
~ BBQ breakfast;
~ Presentation of awards;

19.  Kyvalley
Community Park, Cnr Scobie & Sinclair Road
From 12.15pm

~ Community Ceremony;
~ BBQ Lunch;
~ Pool open to the public;

20.  Lockington
Lions/Apex Park, Lockington Road
From 8.30am

~ Breakfast;
~ Flag raising ceremony;

Lockington Channel, Singer Road
From 12.30pm

~Kids fishing competition; 

21.  Milloo
Hall, Milloo Hall Road
From 7.00pm

~ Dinner;

22.  Rochester
Lions Park, Cnr Echuac & Elizabeth St
From 7.30am

~ BBQ breakfast;
~ Flag raising ceremony;

Australia Day Ambassador – Don Abell

23.  Rushworth
Village Green, High Street
From 5.30pm

~ Sausage Sizzle;
~ Presentation of awards;

Australia Day Ambassador – Alice Pung

24.  Stanhope
McEwen Place
From 9.30am

~ Flag Raising Ceremony;

Community Hall, McEwan Place
~ Presentation of Awards;
~ Morning Tea;

25.  Tongala
Public Hall, Mangan Street
From 11.00am

~ Flag Raising Ceremony;
~ Presentation of Awards;
~ Sing-a-long;
~ BBQ Lunch;

26.  Toolleen
Community Centre, Cornella Toolleen Road
From 11.00am

~ Luncheon;
~ Rushworth Band;

Australia Day Ambassador, Jason Yeap, OAM

27.  Wyuna
Memorial Hall, Alfred Road
From 6.00pm

~ Community Dinner;
~ Flag Raising Ceremony;

28.  Mathoura
Soldiers Memorial Park
From 8.00am:

~ Breakfast;
~ Presentations;

29.  Barham
Riverside Park
From 7am:

~ Breakfast;
~ Presentations;
~ Flag Raising Ceremony;

30.  Moulamein
The Triangle
From 8.00am:

~ Breakfast;
~ Presentations;
~ Flag Raising Ceremony;

31.  Wakool
Hall
From 8.00am:

~ Breakfast;
~ Presentations;
~ Flag Raising Ceremony;

32.  Tooleybuc
Mensforth Park
From 7.30am:

~ Breakfast;
~ Flag Raising Ceremony;
~ Duck Race;

33.  Koraleigh
Recreation Reserve
From 7.00am

~ Breakfast ($5 Adults, free for under 18 years of age);
~ Presentations;
~ Flag Raising Ceremony;

34.  Kyabram Fauna Park
Food & Fauna Wildlife Fundraiser ~ 10.00am – 5.00pm
Admission to the Kyabram Fauna Park is just $10 for Adults and Children.

Raising funds for Wildlife Victoria's carers and giving much needed aid to bushfire affected wildlife in Victoria.  With special guests Mick and Jodie-Anne Barlow from My Kitchen Rules helping to raise funds by putting on a gourmet BBQ.

All proceeds from the BBQ, Dingo encounters and a portion of your admission fee will go towards Wildlife Victoria.

35.  Rochy Hotel
$10 Roast Lunch
FREE Juke Box & Pool Table

36.  Cape Horn Vineyard
Sunday session with Locky Somerville.  Pizza, river and good times from 1.00pm

37.  Gunbower Hotel
Slap Bam Boom playing live from 1.00pm 

38.  The Border Inn
Tim Richards playing live from 2.00pm

39.  The Shiraz Republic
Sons of The Blues Trio with Alawishus Jones and The Outright Lies live from 2.00pm

40.  Echuca Distillery
Jessica Lorraine playing live from 2.00pm

41.  Echuca Workers
Paul Lions Live Music from 3.00pm 

For further information on events, tickets, tours, accommodation plus locals tips, tricks and hidden gems, pop into the Echuca Moama Visitor Centre and speak to our friendly team
or give us a FREECALL on 1800 804 446.

echucamoama.com

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