THE Borough of Queenscliffe will scale back its 2021 Australia Day celebrations in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The borough usually holds a public event at the Queenscliff Town Hall on January 26 but will instead hold a small ceremony to announce its Citizen of the Year and other award winners, followed by a reception.
Due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions, this event will be restricted to award recipients and nominees, their families and friends, and a small group of dignitaries and guests.
The prestigious honours are an important part of the borough’s annual Australia Day celebrations, and recognise those who deserve acknowledgement for exceptional service to the community.
All award nominations will be considered by the borough’s Australia Day Awards Reference Group, which consists of councillors and community members.
The Australia Day Awards are provided under the auspice of the National Australia Day Council, and awardees will be publicly announced after the ceremony on January 26.
For more information, head to queenscliffe.vic.gov.au.