Happy Australia Day

LOCALS will be able to snag a sausage in bread on Tuesday at one of almost a dozen Australia Day celebrations across the shire.

While the forecast is for between 19 and 24 degrees Celsius, at least the blistering heat of Monday has passed through, making for a more comfortable temperature for a fry-up.

However brollies may be needed, with a high chance of rain – between six and 15 millimetres forecast.

After a tough year and uncertainties, many locals are welcoming celebrations, and fishermen were delighted the Golden Beach Australia Day weekend fishing carnival was able to go ahead.

Seaspray is always a popular spot to celebrate Australia Day, and everyone is invited to join the celebrations at Seaspray Surf Life Saving Club.

The event will include a flag raising ceremony, national anthem, guest speakers, and a sausage sizzle, along with children’s activities.

In Loch Sport, the town’s Lions Club will also celebrate Australia Day with a flag raising ceremonies, speeches and the Lions Citizen of the Year award ceremony.

Coongulla: 10.30am to noon, Coongulla Hall, Gillum Rd;

Cowwarr: 8am to 10am, Cowwarr Primary School, Church St;

Gormandale: 8am to 11am, Gormandale Mechanics Institute, Main St.

Heyfield: 8am to 10.30am, Heyfield Apex Lions Park, corner Davis and George Sts;

Loch Sport: 10.30am to noon, Lions Pavilion, Loch Sport Foreshore, Lake St;

Maffra: 8.30am to 10.30am, Victoria Park, Kent St;

Rosedale: 11am to 1pm, adjacent to the barbecue, Prince Street Reserve, Prince St (entry via Hood St);

Sale: 9.30am to 12.30pm, Port of Sale, Foster St;

Seaspray: 12.30pm to 2pm, Seaspray Surf Lifesaving Club, Foreshore Rd;

Stratford: 6pm to 9.30pm, Stratford Mechanics Hall, Hobson St.

Yarram: 8.30am to 11am, barbecue rotunda, Yarram Memorial Park, 312-322 Commercial Rd.