Events Planning

Events Planning
Community Events

Community Events

The Shire is committed to building a strong community and promoting and fostering a healthy and active community. The Midwest region is a beautiful place which provides many opportunities for local people and tourists to enhance their knowledge, appreciation and involvement in the many attractions that abound in the Shire of Irwin.

If you have an upcoming event that you would like to advertise, please contact the Shire of Irwin (see contact information below).

For additional information about events, accommodation and much more, visit Dongara Port Denison.

Australia Day Citizenship Awards

The Shire of Irwin will be hosting the Citizenship Awards ceremony at the Port Denison Foreshore this Australia Day

Join us in celebrating our local hero's achievements and contributions with a sausage sizzle breakfast while the little ones enjoy the free kids entertainment.

Nominations are still open until 4 January 2021, so if you know of a deserving group or individual, don't forget to nominate them by completing the online nominations form

Tuesday 26 January 2021     8:30am - 12:00pm     Port Denison Foreshore

Department of Justice - Free Wills Event

The office of the Public Trustee will be holding a free Wills information 

 Irwin Rec Centre: 16th February 2021      5:30 - 7:00pm

Are your affairs in order?

Irwin Rec Centre: 16 Feb 5.30pm-7pm

- Why make a Will?
- What happens if you die without a Will?
- How do you document your wishes regarding beneficiaries, testamentary       trusts, guardians for children & funeral arrangements?
- What is the Family Provisions Act?
- Who can challenge your Will?
- Executor duties & common problems

Dying without a Will can be a grave mistake, so join the @PublicTrustee to learn about these topics & more.

Bookings essential PH: 1300 746 116 

Book Online

Annual - Denison Foreshore Sprint & Mid West Show & Shine

Stay tuned for 2021 - Date to be advised

Dongara- Port Denison over the long weekend in September is the place to be for classic car owners manufactured prior to 1985. The ideal complement to this event is the Midwest Show ‘n Shine. Cars displayed at the Show n Shine do not have a restricted build date so you can expect to see classics to the modern and everything in between. People are encouraged to dust off their pride and joys and bring them along to put them on display. There will something for everyone

The Denison Foreshore Sprint is a single car timed experience using the same format of the more famous local and international sprint events. Cars launch from a standing start, navigate the course through a flying finish. Spectators will get an un-obstructed view of the action behind traditional hay bale barriers or from above as the cars travel rapidly past the obelisk on the hill.

Annual - Larry Lobster Festival

Stay tuned for 2021 - Date to be advised

Since 1999 the Dongara Denison Community Festival Association have volunteered their time to produce the Larry Lobster Festival.

The festival showcases our community, our local attractions and industries and our talented  crafters and small businesses with a full day of entertainment, attractions and stalls. There is something for everyone at the Larry Lobster Festival.

For more information or to get involved visit

Biennial - Irwin District Charity Ball

Cancelled due to COVID restrictions

Stay tuned for 2021 - Date to be advised

Hosted at the Irwin Recreation Centre. Minimum formal dress required. 

Tables of 10 can be booked or we will seat you with other party goers.

This is an 18+ event, ID will be required.

Tickets will be on sale closer to the date!

Event Application Package

Application Package

This document has been designed to assist Council, Sporting and Community Groups and other organisations in the running of public events within the Shire of Irwin. The purpose of this Strategy is to maximise the probability of a successful event and minimise the risk of negative outcomes such as reputational harm, injury to persons or damage to property. 

The Strategy aims to provide a clear framework for Council assistance and support to events that enables them to be better guided by the potential value and benefits that events provide to both the community and local economy. It also adheres to a guiding principle that realising Irwin's potential to be a vibrant, succesful and sustainable events destintation will involve the input, support and energy of all stakeholders.

The Shire of Irwin recognises there are significant community benefits in the staging of events. Anyone who organises an event, regardless of whether it is managed by an individual, volunteers or professional event staff,  has a responsibilty to protect the health, safety and welfare of those who may be affected by the event. It is also the responsibilty of the event organiser to ensure he or she is aware of, and complies with all relevant legislation.

Contact Information

Contact Info

For event enquiries, please contact the Community Development Officer on  9927 0000