Australia Day in Griffith
Australia Day Awards now open
It’s time to recognise our community's stalwarts, local heroes, volunteers, young people, sporting achievement and events held throughout the year.
Nominations for Griffith’s 2019 Australia Day Awards are now open in the following categories:
- Environmental Citizen of the Year (new category)
- Community Project of the Year
- Citizen of the Year
- Young Citizen of the Year (Nominee must be between the ages of 17 and 24 years. Nominees must be under 25 years as at 26 January 2020)
- Junior Citizen (Nominees must be under 17 years as at 26 January 2020)
- Young Sportsperson
- Club Person
- Sports Team
Nominees must be Australian citizens and winners will be announced during Griffith’s Australia Day celebrations on January 26, 2020.
Past nominees are eligible for re-nomination providing they did not win the category for which they were originally nominated.
Nominations close on Friday, December 6 2019, 4pm.
The online nomination forms can be found below:
For further information about Griffith’s Australia Day Awards, please contact Tanya Aramini on 0488 064 120.
AUSTRALIA DAY AWARD NOMINATION WORKSHOPS
Council will hold two workshops to help locals understand the process involved in lodging an Australia Day nomination form.
The workshops will be held on Thursday, 31 October 2019 at 1pm and again on Thursday, 21 November at 5pm at Griffith City Council.
Australia Day Awards Winners for 2018 (awarded January 2019):
|Citizen of the Year||Community Project of the Year||Sportsperson of the Year|
|Dr Peter Calaizis||Griffith Cenotaph||Letica Franchi|
|Junior Sportsperson of the Year||Sports Team of the Year||Sports Council Award Overall Sportsperson of the Year|
|Jordan Jasnos||Wade High School Under 15's Relay Team||Sharyn Millis|
|Club Person of the Year||Local Hero (Mayors Award)|
|Roy Binks||Roy Catanzariti|
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