Australia Day was largely celebrated across the long weekend with plenty of activities to keep busy.
A large crowd gathered for two annual show and shine shows in Stawell and Great Western.
Racegoers enjoyed the Great Western Cup on Sunday in beautiful summer weather.
On Monday, Stawell Harness Club hosted a meet, with horse enthusist taking the opportunity to enjoy the public holiday.
Australia Day activities across the region;
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