Awards and ceremonies

Australia Day Awards

Council’s annual Australia Day Awards recognise actions and abilities of groups and individuals that have enhanced the social connectivity of our community through personal contribution or through an event that has added value and enjoyment to the lives of others.

Please Note: Nominations close Friday 3 December 2021.

Citizen of the Year Award

Recognising an inspirational role model who displays ongoing excellence while demonstrating leadership and involvement in outcomes that contribute to the furthering of the Bundaberg Region.

Young Citizen of the Year Award

Nominee must be 25 years of age or younger on January 26, 2022.
Recognising outstanding achievement by a young resident who displays ongoing excellence while demonstrating leadership and involvement in outcomes that contribute to the furthering of the Bundaberg Region.

Senior Citizen of the Year Award

Nominee must be 65 years of age or older on January 26, 2022.
Recognising the vital role our seniors continue to play in contributing to the broader community through their involvement, commitment and knowledge sharing.

Community Group or Event of the Year Award

Nominated initiatives must have been held in the Bundaberg Region during the preceding 12 months (November to November)
Across the Bundaberg Region groups and individuals organise and present exceptional events. This award recognised the most outstanding community event of the year.

Enquiries: For further information about the Australia Day Awards please call Council on 1300 883 699 or email australiadayawards@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

Judging process: Nominations will be reviewed by the appointed selection panel. The panel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

How to nominate:  You can complete the online form below or download a PDF form for individuals here or a community group/event here. Supporting documentation that you feel will assist the judges in making their final decision may also be provided with your nomination form. You can request a nomination form be emailed to you at australiadayawards@bundaberg.qld.gov.au  or head to any Council Service Centre.

Privacy policy: Council will use any personal information provided for the intended purpose only and for remaining in contact with you. This information will only be accessed by authorised Council officers and will be handled in accordance with Council's Privacy Statement governed by the Information Privacy Act 2009. Visit https://bundaberg.qld.gov.au/privacy for further information.

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