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AUSTRALIA DAY in the north burnett

Reflect, respect and celebrate the spirit of community on Australia Day


Australia Day is a time for all Australians to reflect, respect and celebrate.   

In suburbs and towns around the nation, Australians will come together on Australia Day to reflect, respect and celebrate the strength and spirit of their local communities.

On Australia Day, we celebrate being part of a proud, ancient, multicultural nation that values the contribution of each and every citizen. It is day we can reflect on the past, present and future.

North Burnett Regional Council looks forward to hosting the 2023 Regional Australia Day event in Eidsvold.  Celebrations in subsequent years will be rotated around Council’s main towns.  

We encourage and warmly welcome community members and visitors from across our region to come together to reflect, respect and celebrate with us in Eidsvold on Australia Day. 


2023 event details – Eidsvold showgrounds


Australia Day at the Eidsvold Showgrounds will commence at 8am.

  • 8am:  FREE BBQ Breakfast
  • 9am: Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony
  • 10.30am: Morning tea – Lamingtons
  • Family friendly entertainment before and after the ceremony

Family friendly Entertainment – FREE

  • Meet our Australia Day Ambassador – Rowena Dionysius
  • Science Show with Professor Stupendous and exploding watermelons!
  • Live music by the Cobblestone – the essence of Australia
  • Face painting

transport to eidsvold – FREE Bus

Need transport to Eidsvold? Free Bus – Limited Seats! 

Catch the FREE bus to Eidsvold on Australia Day!

Bus will depart from Biggenden, Gayndah, Monto, Mundubbera and Mt Perry.

Limited seats are available.  To secure a seat on the bus call 1300 696 272 by Tuesday, 24 January 2023. 


Bus departure times

Biggenden – Mundubbera Bus

6.20am – Biggenden

6.30am – Coalstoun Lakes

6.45am – Ban Ban Springs

7.40am – Mundubbera

Gayndah Bus

6.45am – Gayndah

Mt Perry Bus

7.05am: Mt Perry

Monto Bus

7.10am – Monto

7.20am – Mulgildie

When does the bus leave Eidsvold after the event? 

Buses will depart Eidsvold at approx. 12 noon.

Can I catch the bus if I haven’t booked a seat?

To secure a seat on the bus, we ask that you book in advance by calling Council on 1300 696 272.   If you haven’t booked a seat you may be unable to board the bus.  


Australia Day Awards Ceremony

Awards winners will be announced at our Regional Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony in Eidsvold on Thursday, 26 January 2023.

The 2023 North Burnett Australia Day award categories are:

  • North Burnett Citizen of the Year
  • North Burnett Young Citizen of the Year
  • North Burnett Volunteer of the Year
  • North Burnett Community Organisation of the Year
  • North Burnett Cultural Award
  • North Burnett Sportsperson of the Year
  • North Burnett Service to Sport

An award for each community of Biggenden, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Monto, Mundubbera, Mt Perry is:

  • Local Legend Award


2023 Australia day award nominees


Click here to view our Australia Day Media release for our 2023 Australia Day Award nominees


2023 Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony


Becoming an Australian citizen is one of the most important decisions for those who have chosen to make Australia their home.

Council is honoured to conduct citizenship ceremonies on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs Immigration and citizenship ( and we aim to make our ceremonies a special experience for candidates, family and friends.

Our next citizenship ceremony will be held on Australia Day in Eidsvold on Thursday, 26 January 2023 with breakfast starting at 8am and the official ceremony commencing at 9.00am. We look forward to welcoming our new citizens to the Australian Community on Australia Day.

For any citizenship enquiries please contact Council on 1300 696 272 or email