Australia Day in Griffith

Australia Day Award applications now open and close 1 November 2021.

Do you know a local citizen who has made an outstanding contribution to our community in 2021? Why not nominate them for an Australia Day Award. Griffith City Council and the Australia Day Working Group will be accepting nominations from Wednesday, 1 September 2021. 
Presented each year on Australia Day in Griffith, these awards recognise local volunteers, young people, sporting achievement and events held throughout the year.
Australia Day Working Group Chair Person, Councillor Christine Stead is calling on locals to nominate unsung heroes in a range of categories for 2021.
“We are looking for nominations of local people and groups who have made an important contribution to our community,” said Councillor Stead.
“Maybe they have been an outstanding representative of Griffith, volunteered their time, perhaps their work helps others or they have developed environmental initiatives - Griffith is extremely fortunate to have many locals who consistently go above and beyond and nominating them for an Australia Day Award is a good way to make sure their efforts are acknowledged.”
Nominations are now open in the following categories:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year (Nominees must be under 25 years as at 26 January 2021)
  • Environmental Citizen of the Year
  • Community Project of the Year
  • Sportsperson of the Year
  • Junior Sportsperson of the Year
  • Sports Team of the Year

Winners will be announced during Griffith’s Australia Day celebrations on January 26, 2022.

Find the Nomination Form here

For further information about Griffith’s Australia Day Awards, please contact Council on 1300 176 077. 

Australia Day Awards Winners for 2020 (awarded January 2021):

Citizen of the Year
Robert Cappello
Community Project of the Year 
Yenda Skate Park
Sportsperson of the Year
Young Citizen of the Year 
Sam Robinson
Junior Citizen of the Year
Young Sportsperson of the Year
Ellie Matthews

Sports Team of the Year

Hanwood Football Club All Age Women's Team

Environmental Citizen of the Year
Hampers of Hope

Club Person of the Year
Local Hero (Mayors Award)
Michelle Bordignon

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