2021 Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony
2021 Community Award Winners
Citizen of the Year - John Simpson
John Simpson is part of both the SES and CFA in the Wandong area.
He has served for more than two decades in the role and played a part in the search for young Will Callaghan at Mt Disappointment last year.
Access and Inclusion Champion - Adam Georgelin
Adam Georgelin, a Richmond Tigers Wheelchair Footy Player, defied the odds and pushed his wheelchair the entire length of the Great Victorian Rail Trail.
His inspirational story connected with the community in a big way – and he wants to now use his platform as Champion to gain more interest in wheelchair footy from football clubs.
Young Citizen of the Year - Hayley from Seymour
Hayley is a pillar of support for her peers.
As an informal mentor, Hayley is helping to change the lives of those who are around her.
Note: Hayley was not available for filming.
Community Group of the Year - Wallan Circle of Friendship
The Wallan Circle of Friendship was first established 40 years ago as a group to support people in Wallan.
Now, the group regularly fundraises for charity groups and supports its own members through hard times.
In 2020, the group stayed connected through a newsletter, delivered by the group’s own volunteers.
Community Event of the Year - Broadford Primary School Display 2020
The Broadford Primary School Display was put on by the Broadford and District Historical Society on Australia Day in 2020.
The showpiece was a book created to document the rich history of the school in the community. It was a hit with people young and old.
This page was last updated on 16 August 2021.