Australia Day in Griffith
Australia Day in Griffith - Friday 26 January 2018
Celebrating Australia Day in Griffith commences with the Traditional Ausralia Day Breakfast early in the morning at Pioneer Park Museum with the Australia Day Award and Citizenship Ceremony following later in the morning at the Griffith Regional Theatre.
Nominations for the 2017 Australia Day Awards are open.
Nominations close at 4:00 PM on Friday 8 December 2017 .
This year nominations can be made:
by picking up a paper nomination form at Griffith City Council or at Griffith City Library week commencing 27 October 2017 OR
Online using the links below.
Australia Day Awards Categories:
Citizen of the Year https://forms.griffith.nsw.gov.au/Forms/AD-Citizen
Junior Citizen of the Year https://forms.griffith.nsw.gov.au/Forms/AD-JuniorCitizen
Young Citizen of the Year https://forms.griffith.nsw.gov.au/Forms/AD-YoungCitizen
Community Project of the Year https://forms.griffith.nsw.gov.au/Forms/AD-Project
Junior Sportsperson of the Year https://forms.griffith.nsw.gov.au/Forms/AD-YoungSportsperson
Senior Sportsperson of the Year https://forms.griffith.nsw.gov.au/Forms/AD-Sportsperson
Sports Clubperson of the Year https://forms.griffith.nsw.gov.au/Forms/AD-ClubPerson
Sports Team of the Year https://forms.griffith.nsw.gov.au/Forms/AD-SportsTeam
The winner(s) of every category will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on Australia Day.
For information about Griffith’s Australia Day Awards, please contact Griffith City Council on 02 6962 8100.
Griffith Australia Day Working Group
Citizen Of The Year: Giovanni (John) Casella
Young Citizen of the Year: Megan Beecher
Community Project Of The Year: Stars of Griffith - Dance for Cancer
Junior Sportsperson Of The Year: Nathan Rowley
Senior Sportsperson Of The Year: Peter Budd
Team Of The Year: Hanwood Football Club - U12's Team
Club Person Of The Year - Dual: Matt Curran and Mark Feltracco
Overall Sportsperson Of The Year: Nathan Richards
|Junior Citizen of the Year||
|Young Citizen of the Year||Alexandra Cox|
|Citizen Of The Year||Sheila Brady|
|Community Project Of The Year||Care Alert – Lions Club of Griffith|
|Junior Sportsperson Of The Year||Sally Groat – Dressage|
|Senior Sportsperson Of The Year||Carmela Naseby - Karate|
|Team Of The Year||Griffith Golf Club Ladies Holden Scramble Team|
|Club Person Of The Year||Peter Budd – Cycling|
|Overall Sportsperson Of The Year||Glen Castellaro - Shooting|
- 374 Australia Day Ambassadors attend 306 events (We were informed that all Ambassadors who have come to Griffith have asked to return because they enjoyed their experience in our city)
- 800 registered events each year to celebrate Australia Day
- 13.4 million people participate in an Australia Day event either at home, with family and/or friends
- 55% of 13.4 million attend an Australia Day event
- Majority of those are young people 15-40 years, especially families and new arrivals
- 4 out of 5 people see Australia Day as more than a day off work adding it is a lucky place with opportunities, togetherness and freedom
- 1600 people become new citizens on Australia Day and
- More people volunteer in Australia than anywhere else in the world