Cassowary Coast Regional Council

Australia Day Australia Day

On January 26, Cassowary Coast Regional Council invites members of the region to come together to reflect, respect and celebrate-because we’re all part of the story.

Australia Day 2021 will provide an important opportunity for the Cassowary Coast to reflect on the challenges for the past year, respect the sacrifices and contributions of those who responded in a time of need and celebrate being together and being Australian.

2021 Events being held across the Cassowary Coast

Australia Day awards and Australian Citizenship Ceremony. Innisfail Shire Hall, 70 Rankin Street, Innisfail.  9am-10am

Tickets are free and attendees must register before the day via Please note due to covid restrictions no tickets will be available on the door.

The Cassowary Coast 2021 Australia Day Pool Party Activities are assisted by the National Australia Day Council.

Australia Day Pool Parties

Innisfail Memorial Baths- 10am to 2pm.

Mission Beach Aquatic Centre- 10am to 4pm.

Tully Pool Facility- 10am to 2pm.

Cardwell pool Facility- 10am to 4pm.

All pool parties will be free entry, live entertainment, giveaways and a BBQ lunch available for purchase.

Normal entry conditions and parent/child ratios apply. A COVIDSafe plan will be in place.

Council would like to thank our Not-for-profit community partners who are facilitating the BBQ lunch.

Australia Day Awards

The following awards will be presented on Australia Day, January 26:

  • Citizen of the Year Award
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Life Time Contribution Award
  • Community Event of the Year
  • Sports Person
  • Young Sports Person
  • Service to Sport
  • Cultural Award
  • Young Cultural Award
  • Sustainable Environment Award
  • Young Sustainable Environment Award
  • Achievement Award
  • Excellence and Innovation Award


Past Award Recipients

2020 Australia Day Award Winners
Australia Day Award Winners 2009-2020

Photo Galleries

To view Council's Photo Gallery including Australia Day past and present, click here.


Please contact Council's Community Development Officer Kath Hansen on 07 4030 2255 or via email at