Australia Day in Griffith

Griffith City Council's Australia Day Award Nominations Open

Each year residents within the Griffith City Council Local Government Area are invited to nominate fellow citizens for the Australia Day Awards. The aim of the awards are to recognise outstanding contributions to the local community in 2023 and/or contribution to the local community over a number of years.

Nominations are now open and must be received by Friday 8 December at 4pm.

Nominations can be made across nine different categories:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year (Nominees must be under 25 years as at 26 January 2024)
  • Environmental Citizen of the Year
  • Young Environmental Citizen of the Year
  • Community Project of the Year
  • Sportsperson of the Year
  • Junior Sportsperson of the Year
  • Sports Team of the Year
  • Club Person of the Year

Award winners will be announced at the  Australia Day Award Ceremony on Friday, 26 January 2024 at Griffith Regional Theatre. New citizens will also be welcomed at this ceremony.

Nominate using the button below:

For more information contact Melissa Canzian on 1300 176 077.

Survival Day 2024

Details of the annual Survival Day event to be confirmed.

Australia Day Awards Winners for 2022 (awarded January 2023):


Citizen of the Year
Sister Patricia Johnson
Community Project of the Year 
Griffith Women on Fire Program
Sportsperson of the Year
Blake Testoni
Young Citizen of the Year 
Zavian Williams
Junior Citizen of the Year
- Nil - 
Young Sportsperson of the Year
Jack Johns

Sports Team of the Year
Murrumbidge Regional High School U14's Rugby League Team

Overall Sportsperson
Jack Johns 

Club Person of the Year
Micheal Crosato 
Local Hero (Mayors Award)
Carrah Lymer

If you would like to view the previous Australia Day Winners, please click here

Useful Links

Australia Day Council
Australia Day Council of NSW
Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Griffith City Council Websites