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Published Friday 12 August 2022
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Nominations open for 2023 Australia Day Awards

Do you know someone who deserves community recognition for their community contributions or want to celebrate achievements from some of our local groups and organisations?

Mitchell Shire Council’s Australia Day committee is now calling for nominations ahead of the 2023 Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony.

Anyone in the community can nominate an individual or group they believe deserve recognition for service to the community and fellow community members.

When making a submission, information included should relate to how the individual or a group fits the selection criteria, their dedication or service, achievements and demonstrated excellence.

Nominations can be made and full details for each sub-category, including selection criteria, can found here.

However, if you need a hard copy or assistance, please contact Council on 5734 6200.

Nominations close 9am Wednesday, 26 October.

This year, the five categories are:

Access and Inclusion

This award recognises people with or without disability working in a voluntary capacity to improve access and inclusion for people with disability within Mitchell Shire.

Citizen of the Year

A person who is over 25 years of age, must be an Australian Citizen who resides in Mitchell Shire and who has either made a noteworthy contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years.

Young Citizen of the Year

A person aged 25 years or under, must be an Australian Citizen who lives in Mitchell Shire and who has made a noteworthy contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years.

Online or Community Event of the Year

Community event of the year is bestowed upon a community organisation or community group who have staged a noteworthy event during the preceding year to the award. In 2021 this may include an online event as innovation is celebrated.

Community Group of the Year

Community group of the year is bestowed upon a community group who has made a significant contribution and exceptional service to the local community in the current year or over a number of years.

Quotes from Mayor Bill Chisholm

Our community is such a great place to live because of the background work done by so many.

Rarely do our local community champions get a chance to stand in the spotlight and be thanked for the unpaid work they do that our whole society relies on.

This is a fantastic opportunity to say thanks to a group or an individual for the effort they put in to make our Shire what it is.

I’m looking forward to standing next to some of our region’s most inspirational people and letting them know how important they are.

Cr Bill Chisholm

This page was last updated on 22 August 2022.