Nominations for the 2023 Federation Council Australia Day Awards


It’s that time of year again – time to start thinking about nominating inspirational people for a Federation Council Australia Day award.

Each year the Federation Council invites nominations for the Australia Day Awards which are presented to local individuals or groups who have made an outstanding contribution to our community at the official Australia Day Awards ceremony.

Federation Council Mayor Councilor Patrick Bourke encourages people to start considering this person who is making a fantastic contribution to the community. “There are many deserving individuals and community groups in our community who are doing wonderful things that often go unnoticed,” he said.

“It could be a friend, someone from your sports club or community association or someone you know who is doing a great job serving the community.” Mayor Bourke said being nominated for an Australian Day Award is a great honour, and a wonderful opportunity to appreciate those inspiring people in our community who make you proud to be an Australian.

“If you know someone worthy of recognition, I encourage you to nominate them today,” he said.

The nomination period for the Australia Day Awards 2023 will open on Monday October 3 and close on Friday December 2, 2022.

The price categories are:
  • Australia Day Citizen of the Year Award – given to the most outstanding citizen for the Federation Council.
  • Australia Day Young Citizen Award – given to the Federation Council’s most outstanding young citizen, who must be at least 16 (and no older than 30) on 26 January 2023.
  • Local Directors Awards.
  • Community Group of the Year Award – the group, based in the Federation Council area, that has made a significant or beneficial contribution to the community in the past year.

Awards are made by the Federation Council and decided by the Council’s elected Australian Day Awards Panel.

The awards will be announced and presented by the Mayor on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at the official Federation Council Australia Day Awards ceremony in Mulwala.


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