Australia Day Awards Program

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The Burdekin Shire Council Australia Day Awards recognise members of our community who have made an outstanding contribution to the community, and for their exceptional achievement in a variety of areas.

The award categories include:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Community Event of the Year
  • Senior Sports Person of the Year
  • Junior Sports Person of the Year
  • Sports Administrator Award
  • Sportsperson with a Disability Award
  • Senior Cultural Award
  • Junior Cultural Award

View the Australia Day Award Recipients for 2014.

How to nominate:

Nominations for the Australia Day Awards 2015 are NOW OPEN!!

Please complete the attached form and post or fax it to the address listed below, by 4pm on the closing date of Friday 19th December, 2014.

Burdekin Shire Council
145 Young Street
AYR  QLD  4807
Fax : 4783 9999 

You can download the nomination form using the following link.

Supporting documentation may also be provided with your nomination form if you feel it will assist the judges in making their decision.  Supporting documentation can include items such as personal references, photographs, samples of work, portfolios, articles etc.

Please do not supply originals of supporting documentation, as all documentation will be retained by the Burdekin Shire Council. 

Eligibility in Categories:

All nominees must be a resident of the Burdekin Shire at the time of nomination

Citizen of the Year
Nominees must be 26 years of age or older as at 26th January, 2015

Young Citizen of the Year
Nominees must be aged between 16-25 years of age as at 26th January, 2015

Community Event of the Year
Nominated events must have been held in Burdekin Shire during the calendar year of 2014

Senior Sports Person of the Year
Nominees must be 18 years of age or older as at 26th January, 2015

Junior Sports Person of the Year
Nominees must be under the age of 18 years as at 26th January, 2015

Sports Administrator Award
Nominees must be a duly appointed Coach, Official or Administrator

Sportsperson with a Disability
Nominees may be any age with a medically diagnosed disability

Senior Cultural Award
Nominees must be 18 years of age or older as at 26th January, 2015

Junior Cultural Award
Nominees must be under the age of 18 years as at 26th January, 2015

Judging Process

Nominations will be reviewed by the appointed judging panel.  The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Award Recipients

Award recipients will be announced at a ceremony during our Australia Day Celebrations to be held on Monday 26th January, 2015 from 11am.

Enquiries

Enquiries should be directed to Tony Vaccaro on 4783 9800.

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