AFL legend and Hall of Fame member David Parkin will be an Australia Day ambassador for Southern Grampians Shire next year.
The former AFL coach, player and Order of Australia Medal recipient will be guest speaker at the Penshurst and Hamilton ceremonies.
Award-winning horse trainer Maree Caldow will speak at the Coleraine and Glenthompson events.
Mrs Caldow’s family’s training establishment at Melton has prepared more than 400 winners which have earned more than $2.5 million in prize money.
Shire mayor Albert Calvano has called for nominations for the citizen of the year, young citizen of the year, community event and community recognition awards.