Australia Day Awards

Awards are an integral part of Australia Day, they aim to recognise outstanding achievement during the past year and/or contribution to the local community over a number of years.

These unique individuals have given their time freely for numerous organisations throughout the LGA and are always the first to offer support and assistance to the members of the community. 

Australia Day celebrations which are held on 26 January each year are an opportunity to recognise our community achievements, and to enjoy the artistic talents of residents, welcome our new citizens and to meet our Australia Day Ambassador.


2017 Australia Day Community Awards

The Australia Day Committee hosted the Australia Day Community Awards at a ceremony held in Bellingen on Thursday 26 January 2017.  The Awards were presented by the the Mayor and Australia Day Ambassador, Speech Pathologyst Mary-Ruth Mendel.

2017 Winners in each Category

Honour Roll

To remember these special people we have compiled a Bellingen Shire Australia Day Awards Honour Roll. 

Australia Day Awards Honour Roll 1984-2016 (PDF)