Australia Day in Griffith
Each year Griffith City Council celebrates and recognises outstanding contributions from local residents and events through our annual Australia Day Awards.
Nominations for the 2023 Awards have closed.
The nominees are:Citizen of the Year
Oscar and Margaret Bandiera
Sister Patricia Johnson
Hank Veenhuizen and Terry Walsh
Young Citizen of the Year
Community Project of the Year
Griffith Community Centre
Griffith Women on Fire Program
Sportsperson of the Year
Young Sportsperson of the Year
Sports Team of the Year
Griffith East Public School Girls AFL Team
Griffith Netball U15's Representative Team
Murrumbidgee Regional High School U14's Rugby League Team
Griffith East Public School Netball Team
Griffith Demons Basketball under 12's Rep Team
Club Person of the Year
Award winners will be announced at the Australia Day Award Ceremony on Thursday, 26 January 2023 at Griffith Regional Theatre from 10am. Sixty four new citizens will be welcomed at this ceremony.
Please contact Melissa Canzian on 1300 176 077 for more information.
Survival Day 2023
Griffith Local Aboriginal Land Council will be hosting our annual Survival Day event again in 2023 at the Griffith Regional Aquatic & Leisure Centre from 11am to 5pm.
But this time, it's going to be bigger and better, with special guests, performances, stalls and much more.
This day is open for all, no matter where you're from, where you're going, or your walk of life.
Australia Day Awards Winners for 2021 (awarded January 2022):
|Citizen of the Year
Richard (Steve) Mortlock
|Community Project of the Year
Griffith Curry and Jam
|Sportsperson of the Year
|Young Citizen of the Year
|Junior Citizen of the Year
|Young Sportsperson of the Year
Sports Team of the YearU12s Griffith Academy Football Club
Environmental Citizen of the Year
|Club Person of the Year
|Local Hero (Mayors Award)
John Dal Broi