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.

Members of the public can nominate an individual or group whom they believe deserves recognition for their valuable and selfless efforts.

The Australia Day Award categories are:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year (Under 25)
  • 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
  • Life Time Contribution Award
  • Achievement Award
  • Excellence Award
  • Senior Environment Award
  • Junior Environment Award

View the Australia Day Award Recipients for 2016.

How to nominate:

Nominations for the 2017 Australia Day Awards are now OPEN! 

To nominate, please contact Tony Vaccaro on (07) 4783 9800 for a nomination form.

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.

Nominations close – Friday, 2nd December 2016

Eligibility in Categories:

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

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 for 2017 will be announced at the Australia Day Celebrations ceremony being held on 26th January, 2017 at the Burdekin Theatre.


Enquiries should be directed to Tony Vaccaro on (07) 4783 9800.

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