Australia Day is an opportunity to celebrate people and groups that have made noteworthy contributions in our community.
Did you know that the tradition of having Australia Day as a national holiday on 26 January is a recent one. It wasn’t until 1994 that all states and territories began to celebrate Australia Day consistently as a public holiday on that date.
The Australia Day Awards are provided by the Queensland Commemorative Events and Celebrations Committee and administered by Local Governments.
2020 Australia Day
St George hosted the Australia Day awards at the St George Amphitheatre. Australia Day Ambassador Mr Tim Fairfax assisted Mayor Cr Richard Marsh in presenting the following awards:
- Junior Sports Achievement Medallion - Kate Southern
- Senior Sports Achievement Medallion - Kevin Southern
- Sports Administrator Medallion - Alistair Mace
- Cultural Achievement Award - Katie Parker
- Community Event of the Year Award - St George Rugby League Centenary Celebrations
- Community Service Award - Majella Morris
- Young Citizen of the Year - Lillian Stenhouse
- Citizen of the Year - Barbara McMillan
2019 Australia Day
This year we celebrated Australia Day at Thallon Park. Australia Day Ambassador Dr Bob McGregor assisted our Mayor Cr Richard Marsh in presenting the following awards:
- Junior Sports Achievement Award – Cohan Neven
- Senior Sports Achievement Award – Meg O’Sullivan
- Sports Administrator Award – Todd Twidale
- Cultural Achievement Award – Nia Hadenfeldt
- Community Event of the Year – Paul Kelly and Friends Concert in Dirranbandi
- Community Service Award – Kimberley Clark
- Young Citizen of the Year – Tillie McCumstie
- Citizen of the Year – Frank Deshon