2018 Australia Day Nominations Closing very soon

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Planning for the 2018 Bellingen Shire Australia Day Award Ceremony is underway with nominations being sought in 8 categories.

The 2018 Awards will be presented at a ceremony to take place in Urunga with further details available shortly.  The categories are:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Sportsperson of the Year
  • Junior Sportsperson of the Year
  • Community Service
  • Community Group
  • Community Event
  • Creative Arts Award for persons 21 years and under

Australia Day provides an opportunity for all of us to celebrate our wonderful country and recognise and thank those people who give so much to our local communities as well as acknowledging sporting and other outstanding community and creative achievements.

Give some thought to a community member or community organisation that you believe should receive recognition for their voluntary work and achievements.

Closing date for nominations is Friday 1st December 2017.  Nominations will be accepted until Friday 8 December.

The Guidelines and Criteria  and the Nomination Form s are available below. 
Hard copies are also available from the Dorrigo, Bellingen and Urunga Libraries and Council’s Administration Centre in Hyde Street Bellingen.


Guidelines and Criteria 2018

2018 Nomination Form - Community Event (pdf)  
2018 Nomination Form - Community Event (word)

2018 Nomination Form - General Categories (pdf)
2018 Nomination Form - General Categories (word)