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Australia Day in Griffith

Australia Day Awards now CLOSED

We will be recognising our community stalwarts, local heroes, volunteers, young people, sporting achievement and events held throughout the year at a special awards ceremony on Australia Day in Griffith.

The following nominations for Griffith’s 2020 Australia Day Awards have been received:

Citizen of the Year

  • Michelle Bordignon (previous winner 2014)

  • Dolf Murwood

  • Robert Cappello

  • Theo Bollen

  • Tony Floyd

  • Ann Furner

Young Citizen of the Year

  • Cadet Corporal Sam Robinson

  • Oscar and Harrison Floyd

Environmental Citizen of the Year

  • Hampers of Hope
     

Community Project of the Year

  • Griffith Meals on Wheels
     
  • Yenda Skate Park
     

Young Sportsperson of the Year

  • Ellie Matthews
     

Sports Team of the Year

  • Hanwood Football Club All Age Women’s Team

 

Winners will be announced during Griffith’s Australia Day celebrations on January 26, 2021 at Griffith Regional Theatre commencing at 10 am. Tickets available on Eventbrite (free event).

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

Australia Day Awards Winners for 2019 (awarded January 2020):

Citizen of the Year
Margaret Moore
Community Project of the Year 
Hampers of Hope
Sportsperson of the Year
Jennifer Masey
Young Citizen of the Year 
Andria Zanotto
Junior Citizen of the Year
Johan Martinello
Young Sportsperson of the Year
Abby Favell

Sports Team of the Year

  • Murrumbidgee Regional High School Under 16 Rugby Union Team
  • Griffith North Public School Boys Basketball
  • Griffith East Public School AFL Team

Environmental Citizen of the Year
Hampers of Hope

 
Club Person of the Year
Gail Colling
Local Hero (Mayors Award)
Dale McCleary
 

If you would like to view the previous Australia Day Winners, please click here

Upcoming events

Griffith will celebrate Australia 2020 on January 26, 2021 at the Griffith Regional Theatre. 

A Few Quiet Ales - Pioneer Park Museum 

Useful Links

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