Awards and ceremonies

Australia Day Awards Judging Panel

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.

The selection of these worthy recipients is equally important where an independent judging panel will review the selection criteria and determine who will receive the awards.

The Australia Day Awards committee consists of up to seven members, who have nominated and been appointed by Council.

Council is currently looking to appoint two judges, one with experience in Sports and Recreation and another judge, who currently resides in Gin Gin who can identify suitable candidates from the community and champion the appropriate person/group to be nominated for the award.

Judges will have the following skills and attributes:

  • Living in the Bundaberg Local Government Area
  • Community-minded
  • Have time to dedicate to support the award
  • Identifying suitable candidates or groups to be awarded in the various eligible categories

The panel currently consists of judges from diverse backgrounds and experiences, including but not limited to people with lived experiences that encompass:

  • Arts
  • Tourism
  • Sports and recreation
  • Community
  • Thorough understanding of Bundaberg Region, including Gin Gin, Childers, Moore Park Beach, Woodgate etc.

Term of office: Three years

Submit your EOI:

If you consider you have the skills, time, and interest to contribute to this key event in Bundaberg, please complete the below EOI.

Submission closes on 23 September 2022 and applicants will be notified on 14 October 2022.
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