Australia Day Awards

AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS 2023

Nominating someone for an Australia Day Award gives the community an opportunity to publicly recognise and reward that person.

You are invited to nominate a friend, family member, community leader or a colleague - the unsung heroes who you believe makes the Scenic Rim a great place to live.

Let’s give them the recognition they deserve!

TIPS FOR NOMINATING

A few things you should consider to ensure your nomination provides us with enough information about the achievements of the person/s, event you are nominating.

•      Complete as much of the form as possible and provide examples to support your statements. This will help the judging panel when applications are being assessed.

•      If at all possible, please include the age of the person you are nominating. This helps with categories.

•      Include supporting documentation such as newspaper articles, websites or personal references. Anything that you feel will assist the judging panel in making their decision.

•      Entries must be submitted electronically

•      All nominees must be Australian residents and reside within the Scenic Rim Regional Council boundary.

•      The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The number of nominations received per nominee bears no weight on their selection.

The 2023 Australia Day Award nominations are open from 3 October, 2022 and will close on Monday 21 November, 2022 at 5pm.

SmartyGrants help guide

SmartyGrants Australia Day Nomination Form

If you have any questions about the Australia Day Awards program or nominating please contact Council on 5540 5111.

2023 Australia Day Awards categories

COMMUNITY EVENT OF THE YEAR AWARD
Individual, group or organisation who has staged the most outstanding community or virtual event in the Scenic Rim.

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD (16 – 30 years)
An exceptional young person aged 16-30, accomplishing great things in all walks of life, making a positive and outstanding contribution to the Scenic Rim community. Must between 16 and 30 years of age as at 26 January 2023.

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD (31 – 65 years)
A leading citizen, considered an inspirational role model to the Scenic Rim community and a person who inspires us to be a friendly, caring and engaged community. This person has taken risks, done the hard yards and had a positive impact on a wide range of people in the Scenic Rim. We recognise their extraordinary commitment to service in the local community over a number of years. Must be between 31 and 65 years of age as at 26 January 2023.

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD (65+ years)
An inspirational person aged 65 and over, who continues to achieve and contribute outstanding service to the local Scenic Rim community. A person who proudly gives back to the community and presents a positive image of ageing. Must be aged 65 years or older as at 26 January 2023.

Past winners

2022 Australia Day Award winners

CATEGORY RECIPIENT
Community Event of the Year Peak Crossing State School 150th Anniversary
Citizen of the Year (16-30 Years) Cameron Mansfield
Citizen of the Year (31-65 Years) Graham Stumer
Citizen of the Year (65+ Years) Wilson Neuendorf
Mayor's Award Barbara Proudman

2021 Australia Day Award winners

CATEGORY RECIPIENT
Citizen of the Year (16-30 Years) Christian Cullen (Bravery Award)
Citizen of the Year (31-65 Years) Jodie Gnech
Citizen of the Year (65+ Years) Judy Day
Mayor's Award Allan Rosser
Mayor's Award John Deeks

2020 Australia Day Award winners

CATEGORY RECIPIENT
Community Involvement Award

Koorablyn Valley Community Development Assn

Citizen of the Year (16-30 Years) Grace McDonald
Citizen of the Year (31-65 Years) Mark Ayers
Citizen of the Year (65+ Years) Frank White
Mayor's Award Lesley Klan