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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

Griffith Cenotaph

Sportsperson of the Year

Letica Franchi

Junior Sportsperson of the Year

Jordan Jasnos

Sports Team of the Year

Wade High School Under 15's Relay Team

Sports Council Award Overall Sportsperson of the Year

Sharyn Millis

Club Person of the Year

Roy Binks

Local Hero (Mayors Award)

Roy Catanzariti

For information about Griffith’s Australia Day Awards, please contact Tanya Aramini on 0488 064 120.

Griffith Australia Day Working Group

Upcoming events

Griffith will celebrate Australia 2020 on January 26. 

Nominations for the annual Australia Day Awards will open November 2019. Please check back for details. 

Useful Links

Australia Day Council
Australia Day Council of NSW
Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Interesting Stats

  • 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