Australia Day

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Award winners Australia Day 2022

Awards were presented to the following recipients on Wednesday 26 January 2022 at the Australia Day celebrations in St Arnaud and Stawell.

Kara Kara Ward

Citizen of the Year - Russell Steel
Senior Citizen of the Year - Colin Forster
Young Citizen of the Year - Rachel Hendry
Community Event of the Year - Lions Club of St Arnaud

Stawell, Central and South West Wards

Citizen of the Year - Raie Gale and June Raeburn
Local Hero - Helen Kennedy
Young Citizen of the Year - Sienna Santuccione and Charlie Wilson
Community Event of the Year - Stawell Interchurch Welfare

Australia Day 2023 celebrations

Council assists the Australia Day Committee (Victoria) to celebrate Australia Day at the local level through Australia Day events and local government awards that provide an important opportunity to acknowledge local achievers for their outstanding contributions. 

Nominations for 2023 Australia Day Awards

Nominations for the 2023 Australia Day Awards will open in October 2022, and will be presented at the annual Australia Day celebrations held on Thursday, 26 January 2023 in Stawell and St Arnaud.

Kara Kara Ward

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Russell Steel, Citizen of the Year, with Mayor, Cr Tony Driscoll.

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Rachel Hendry, Young Citizen of the Year with Mayor, Cr Tony Driscoll.

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Colin Forster, Senior Citizen of the Year with Mayor, Cr Tony Driscoll. 

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Lion Club of St Arnaud, Community Event of the Year.

Stawell, Central and South West Wards

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Raie Gale and June Raeburn, Citizens of the Year with Mayor, Cr Tony Driscoll.

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Sienna Santuccione and Charlie Wilson, Young Citizens of the Year with Mayor, Cr Tony Driscoll.

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Helen Kennedy, Local Hero of the Year with Emma Kealy MP.

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Stawell Interchurch Welfare, Community Event of the Year, Jo Bertram President with Mayor, Cr Tony Driscoll and Cr Lauren Dempsey.