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Australia Day event grants are now open
September 30, 2020

Do you have a great idea to celebrate Australia Day in 2021?

Wellington Shire Council is offering financial assistance to support community events and activities across the shire on Australia Day.

Community groups wishing to conduct an event or activity, held in a COVID-safe environment, to celebrate this great nation can apply for funding.

The level of support provided will depend on the capacity of the event to deliver outcomes that are beneficial to the Wellington community and reflect the purpose of Australia Day.

Grant funding is available for Australia Day celebrations that reflect contemporary Australia, our diverse society and landscape, our remarkable achievements, and our bright future.

Events or activities also provide an opportunity to reflect on our nation’s history, and to consider how we can make Australia an even better place.

Applications are available via SmartyGrants this year at

Applications close Saturday 31 October 2020.

For more information on the application criteria and how to apply, please contact Sharon Willison on 5142 3178 or visit  

Note: Australia Day events will be subject to COVID-19 restrictions and Victorian public health orders and restrictions on the day.

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