Australia Day in Griffith
Australia Day Awards Winners for 2018 (awarded January 2019):
Citizen of the Year
Dr Peter Calaizis
Community Project of the Year
Sportsperson of the Year
Junior Sportsperson of the Year
Sports Team of the Year
Wade High School Under 15's Relay Team
Sports Council Award Overall Sportsperson of the Year
Club Person of the Year
Local Hero (Mayors Award)
For information about Griffith’s Australia Day Awards, please contact Tanya Aramini on 0488 064 120.
Griffith Australia Day Working Group
Griffith will celebrate Australia 2020 on January 26.
Nominations for the annual Australia Day Awards will open November 2019. Please check back for details.
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