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Australia Day in Griffith

Australia Day Awards now open

It’s time to recognise our community stalwarts, local heroes, volunteers, young people, sporting achievement and events held throughout the year.

Nominations for Griffith’s 2020 Australia Day Awards are now open in the following categories:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year (Junior and Young Citizen catergory is now combined. Nominees must be under 25 years as at 26 January 2020)
  • Environmental Citizen of the Year
  • Young Environmental Citizen of the Year (new category)
  • Community Project of the Year
  • Sportsperson of the Year
  • Young Sportsperson of the Year
  • Sports Team of the Year

Nominations close midnight Sunday, December 6, 2020

Please click here to complete the online nomination form

Nominees must be Australian citizens and residents of the Griffith LGA. The Community Project of the Year must have taken place in the Griffith LGA, and the Sports Team must also be part of the Griffith LGA. 

Winners will be announced during Griffith’s Australia Day celebrations on January 26, 2021.

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

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

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. 

Please check back for details around the Australia Day celebrations. 

Useful Links

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