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Closing date for nominations has been extended to Friday 8th December 2017.

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Banana Shire Australia Day Awards. These awards recognise and honour the outstanding achievements of Australians.

Shire residents and organisations are asked to support these awards by nominating members of their community in appreciation of their efforts.


Award categories are:

  • Citizen & Young Citizen of the Year

  • Cultural & Junior Cultural – Artist and/or Arts Worker

  • Volunteer of the Year

  • Junior & Senior Sportsperson

  • Sports Coach, Official and/or Administrator

  • Community Group or Team

  • Community Event of the Year

Nomination forms can be found at and hard copies are available from Council’s Customer Service Centres and Libraries.

Nominations close on Friday 24th November 2017.

The winners will be announced and awards presented at the 2018 Australia Day Celebrations.


Further information in relation to the awards can be obtained by contacting Council’s Customer Service on (07) 4992 9500.