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Media Release - 2023 Australia Day Award Nominations

4th December 2022

Council is now seeking nominations for Australia Day Awards to be presented on Australia Day 26 January 2023.

Categories include:

  • Citizen Award for a person 27 years or older on Thursday 26 January 2023;
  • Young Citizen Award for a person under 27 years on Thursday 26 January 2023;
  • Junior and Senior Sports Awards, senior category over 18 years, junior category under 18 years;
  • Senior and Junior Cultural Awards;
  • Community Event Award; and
  • Individual Achievement Award for a significant contribution to a local community group/s either as an official, coach, office bearer or in some other official or volunteer capacity.

Any resident in the Hinchinbrook Shire during 2022 is eligible and their contribution or performance may have occurred during 2022, or over a number of years.

Further information regarding Award categories as well as Nomination Forms are available on Council’s website, Australia Day Celebrations page under Community and Environment or from Council’s Main Office, 25 Lannercost Street Ingham. 

Nominations are to be submitted to the Chief Executive Officer, Hinchinbrook Shire Council, PO Box 366 Ingham by 5.00pm Wednesday 4 January 2023, to allow judging by a local selection panel.

Councillor Donna Marbelli said “Why not nominate someone you think is worthy of an award by completing and submitting a Nomination Form? There are many people in our community whose service or outstanding contribution to the community ought to be recognised through these Awards”.

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