Australia Day Awards

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

Nominations for 2020 Australia Day awards

Nominations for the 2020 Australia Day Awards have been received by council and winners will be announced at the annual Australia Day events in St Arnaud and Stawell on Sunday, January 26 2020. 

St Arnaud Event Details:

8am Free community breakfast hosted by the St Arnaud Lions & Rotary Clubs, Market Square St Arnaud
9am Australia Day Awards Presentations commence with Ambassador Sally Tucker followed by morning tea in the St Arnaud
Town Hall hosted by St Arnaud Queen Mary Gardens Committee  

Stawell Event Details:
6pm
Australia Day Awards Presentations commence with Ambassador Sally Tucker and Citizenship Ceremony followed by a free community barbecue and family activities (a petting zoo, face painting and jumping castle) at Cato Park Stawell.

Awards categories for 2020

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

2019 Awards winners 

 

Kara Kara Ward

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 Greg Murray, Citizen of the Year with Australia Day ambassador Maree Caldow.

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Chloe Freeman, Young Citizen of the Year with Mayor of the Northern Grampians Shire Council, Cr Kevin Erwin.

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Ross Torney, son of Senior Citizen of the Year winner Rene Torney with Australia Day ambassador Maree Caldow and Mayor, Cr Kevin Erwin.

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St Arnaud Hockey Club, Community Event of the Year.

 

Stawell, Central and South West Wards

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Cherelle Nicholson, Citizen of the Year with Australia Day ambassador Robert DiPierdomenico, Member for Ripon Louise Staley and Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor, Cr Kevin Erwin.

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Bonnie Mellor, Young Citizen of the Year with Australia Day ambassador Robert DiPierdomenico, Member for Ripon Louise Staley and Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor, Cr Kevin Erwin.

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John Chester, Local Hero with Australia Day ambassador Robert DiPierdomenico.

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Stawell Regional Health Hospital Auxiliary, Community Event of the Year with Australia Day ambassador Robert DiPierdomenico and Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor, Cr Kevin Erwin.