Australia Day Award nominations now open

Australia Day Award nominations now open

Published: 16th September 2019

The 2020 Banana Shire Australia Day Celebrations will be hosted by the Theodore community and will be celebrated at the Theodore Showgrounds. Celebrations will commence at 2:00pm with the Official Ceremony commencing at 2:30pm.

The Australia Day Committee is now calling for nominations for the various 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 on Council’s website and hard copies will be available from Council’s Customer Service Centres and Libraries.

Nominations close on Friday, 29 November 2019.

The winners will be announced and awards presented at the 2020 Australia Day Celebrations. Further information in relation to the awards can be obtained by contacting Council’s Customer Service on (07) 4992 9500.

On Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate what’s great about Australia and being Australian. Australia Day is the biggest day of celebration in the nation.

On Australia Day we celebrate the things that make our country great: the people, the land, our diversity, our sense of a fair go, our lifestyle and our freedoms. We reflect on our national journey. We commit to making our country even better in the future.

For more information contact the Banana Shire Australia Day Committee on (07) 4992 9500 or email  – ATTN: Australia Day Committee