Australia Day

 

Australia Day 2021

Awards were presented to the following recipients on Tuesday 26 January 2021 at the Australia Day celebrations in St Arnaud and Stawell.

Kara Kara Ward

Citizen of the Year - Troy Hendy
Senior Citizen of the Year - Gordon Wright
Young Citizen of the Year - Callum Edwards
Community Event of the Year - St Arnaud Young Farmers

Stawell, Central and South West Wards

Citizen of the Year - Ian and Margaret Taylor
Local Hero - Kerry Wilson
Young Citizen of the Year - Taia Hayter
Community Event of the Year - Stawell Regional Health Y-Zetts

Australia Day 2022 celebrations

Council assists the Australia day Committee (Victoria) to celebrate Australia Day at a local level. Local government awards provide an important opportunity to acknowledge local achievers for their outstanding contributions. 

Nominations for 2022 Australia Day awards

Nominations for the 2022 Australia Day Awards will open October 2021 and will be announced at the annual Australia Day events in St Arnaud and Stawell on Wednesday, 26 January 2022.

Awards categories for 2022

Stawell, Central and South West Wards

  • Citizen of the Year 
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Community Event of the Year
  • Local Hero

Kara Kara Ward

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Community Event of the Year
  • Senior of the Year

 

2021 Awards winners 

Kara Kara Ward

St Arnaud Citizen of the Year-Troy Hendy
Tianna Hendy accepted on behalf of Troy Hendy, Citizen of the Year with Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor, Cr Murray Emerson.

St Arnaud Young Citizen of the Year-Callum Edwards
Callum Edwards, Young Citizen of the Year with Cr Lauren Dempsey.

St Arnaud Senior Citizen of the Year-Gordon Wright
Gordon Wright, Senior Citizen of the Year with Cr Trevor Gready. 

St Arnaud Community Event of the Year-St Arnaud Young Farmers
St Arnaud Young Farmers, Community Event of the Year.

Stawell, Central and South West Wards

Stawell Citizens of the Year-Ian and Margaret Taylor

Ian and Margaret Taylor, Citizens of the Year with Cr Kevin Erwin and Member for Ripon Louise Staley.

Stawell Young Citizen of the Year-Taia Hayter
Taia Hayter, Young Citizen of the Year with Cr Lauren Dempsey.

Stawell Local Hero-Kerry Wilson
Kerry Wilson, Local Hero of the Year with Cr Lauren Dempsey.

 Stawell Community Event of the Year-Stawell Y-Zetts
Stawell Regional Health Y-Zetts, Community Event of the Year with Cr Trevor Gready.