Australia Day Guidelines Australia Day Guidelines

  1. The Local Government Authority should invite nominations for the Awards through the local media. The Authority, at its discretion, should co-opt a committee from community organisations and citizens to administer the quest and foster nominations.  In the absence of any nominations from members of the public, the Selection Panel should make its own nominations based on local knowledge and experience.
     
  2. Individuals and organisations may submit nominations.
     
  3. The closing date for nominations is to be advised each year.
     
  4. The Selection Panel should consist of, at least, one representative of the Local Government Authority and two other citizens.
     
  5. The Awards should be presented during the Australia Day Celebrations on 26th January next.
     
  6. Media publicity associated with the Awards should acknowledge the role of the Australia Day Council.
     
  7. To assist the Authority publicise Australia Day celebrations and enhance public recognition of the awardees, the following information to the Australia Day Council by 14th December year prior would be appreciated:-
  • Details of all functions to be held on/for Australia Day.
  • Details of presentation function for Australia Day Citizen, Youth Citizen, Community Event of the Year and Cultural Awards, i.e. Place, Date, Time, Contact Name and Phone Number.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA GUIDELINES

  1. Persons who have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years. Please click on links below to obtain nomination forms.

    Australia Day Citizen Award

    To be eligible, the person must be 25 years or older on 26th January next.

    Australia Day Young Citizen Award

    To be eligible the person must be not more than 25 years of age on 26th January next.
     
  2. Community Event of the Year Award

    Presented to the person or group who has staged the most outstanding community event during the year.
     
  3. Community Service Award

    Presented to the person who has made a noteworthy contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years shall be eligible.
     
  4. Persons who have a noteworthy record of achievement in Sport, or have made a significant contribution to sport as a Coach, Official or Administrator.

    Australia Day Sports Award

    To be eligible, the person must be 18 years or older on 26th January next.

    Australia Day Junior Sports Award

    To be eligible, the person must be not more than 18 years of age on 26th January next.

    Australia Day Sports Administrator Award

    To be eligible, the person must be a duly appointed Coach, Official, or Administrator.
     
  5. Persons who have made a noteworthy contribution to the cultural life of the local community or an outstanding achievement in cultural activity(ies).

    Australia Day Cultural Award

    To be eligible, the person must be 18 years or older on 26th January, next.

    Australia Day Junior Cultural Award

    To be eligible, the person must not be more than 18 years old.