Nominations Now Open for the Australia Day Awards 2023

Published on 04 November 2022


Nominations are now open for our Shire’s 2023 Australia Day Awards, which recognise our local heroes who work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure we remain a connected, sustainable, and creative community.

The awards, listed below, are presented annually to promote and recognise outstanding examples of community spirit and achievement within the Shire and over the past few years the awards categories have been refined to localise the honours which started with the introduction of our Home-Grown Heroes Award recognising the people in our community that volunteer to ensure our Emergency Service and support groups remain active in times of need.

This year the categories have been refined further and the introduction of the Hidden Gem Award recognises those quiet achievers in our community, who selflessly give the gift of their time and attention, whether it be to help keep our pristine natural environment healthy or those who also help keep our bodies, hearts, minds and community active, happy and healthy as well.

“I encourage everyone to get involved and submit a nomination form because there are so many people in our community who are doing great things, leading by example and giving the most precious gift they can give, the gift of their time and attention to others.” Said Mayor Cr Steve Allan.

Councillors will assess all nominations in strict confidence and the winners will be announced on Thursday 26 January 2023 as part of the Shire’s Australia Day celebrations.

Award Categories

  1. Home Grown Heroes Award - open to all volunteers and Emergency Service personnel and groups
  2. Sustainable Living Award - open to all local businesses, individuals and groups who protect, repair, and conserve our environment providing sustainable solutions for the local area
  3. Creative & Active Award - open to all local artists, active groups and individuals delivering social, creative, and active opportunity to our community
  4. Hidden Gem Award - open to all members of the community who have contributed, towards ensuring we remain a connected, sustainable, and creative community, giving the gift of their time and attention to help others

You can nominate someone for our Shire’s 2023 Australia Day Awards up until Friday 16 December 2022

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