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Do you know a local citizen who has made an outstanding contribution to our community in 2019? Why not nominate them for an Australia Day Award - the Australia Day Working Group are accepting nominations from Monday 14 October 2019.

Presented each year on Australia Day in Griffith, these awards recognise volunteers, young people, sporting achievement and events held throughout the year.

Australia Day Working Group Chair, Councillor Christine Stead is calling on locals to nominate unsung heroes in a range of categories for 2019.

“We are looking for nominations of 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, or perhaps their work helps others - Griffith is extremely fortunate to have many locals who consistently go above and beyond and this is a good way to make sure their efforts are acknowledged.”

Nominations are now open in the following categories:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Junior Citizen of the Year (Nominees must be under 17 years as at 26 January 2020)
  • Young Citizen of the Year - (Nominee must be between the ages of 17 and 24 years. Nominees must be under 25 years as at 26 January 2020)
  • Project of the Year
  • Sports person of the Year
  • Sports Team of the Year
  • Young Sportsperson of the Year
  • Sports Club Person of the Year
  • Environmental Citizen of the Year (new category)

“This year, the Australia Day Committee has streamlined the nomination form to make nominating a little easier and forms are now available online at the Council website,” Councillor Stead said.

“I urge everyone to think about nominating deserving people so we can show them how much we appreciate their efforts.”

Nomination forms are available online at

There will be no hard copy nomination forms available this year. Nominations close on Friday December 6 2019, 4pm.

Nominees must be Australian citizens and winners will be announced during Griffith’s Australia Day celebrations on January 26, 2020.

Past nominees are eligible for re-nomination providing they did not win the category for which they were originally nominated.

Please contact Griffith City Council on 6928100 or refer to Council’s website at for more information.