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Australia Day Awards

Each year we hold citizenship ceremonies to welcome new citizens and acknowledge the work in our community of individuals and organisations.

Nominations for Australia Day 2019

2019 categories include:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Community Event of the Year
  • Community Group of the Year
  • Access and Inclusion Champion

Applications for Australia Day 2019 closed on 19 November 2018.

Australia Day 2018

Mitchell Shire Council's 2018 Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony were held in Broadford.

We welcomed 10 new citizens from countries including India, Sri Lanka, Wales, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

2018 Australia Day Award Recipients

We also announced the 2018 Australia Day Award recipients:

  • Citizen of the Year — John Jennings
  • Young Citizen of the Year — Dellareece Matson
  • Community Event of the Year Award — Community Open Day at Kilmore Men’s Shed
  • Access and Inclusion Champion Award — Riding for the Disabled Seymour

Mitchell Mayor congratulates 2018 recipients

Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said the Australia Day Awards were a fantastic opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of individuals and community groups who worked tirelessly to make the Shire a better place.

“On behalf of Council, I congratulate this year’s award winners and acknowledge the nominees as well,” Cr Sanderson said.

“Our award recipients, and all our dedicated volunteers, contribute so much to our community.

“It is passionate people like our award winners who make Mitchell such a wonderful place to live, work or study and it’s fantastic that we are able to publicly thank them for their efforts.

“We’d also like to extend a big thank you to everyone who nominated someone for an award this year and we hope that hearing about this year’s winners will inspire you to nominate someone for next year’s awards.”

Australia Day Events

Each year on Australia Day there are celebrations wherever you are in Mitchell Shire.

Check our events calendar and don't forget our outdoor pools in Broadford, Seymour and Tallarook will have free entry on Australia Day.

Expressions of Interest - Australia Day 2020

If you would like register an activity or event for Australia Day 2020: