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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 2025 Regional Australia Day event in Monto.  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 Monto on Australia Day.


2025 event details – Monto

Australia Day in Monto will commence at 8am.

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

Family friendly Entertainment – FREE

Details will be released closer to the event. 

Media Coverage 

The Australia Day celebration is a public event and photos and video will be taken by agents of Council and Media may be in attendance.

The Awards and Citizenship Ceremony will be recorded for future viewing and broadcasted live on Council’s Facebook page from 9am.

Photography and videography at the event will be used for promotional and advertising purposes and may be used in various media formats including online media, social media, newspaper, television and electronic means of communication.

Australia Day Awards Ceremony

Awards winners will be announced at our Regional Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony in Monto Sunday, 26 January 2025.

The 2025 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