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 2021 Australia Day awards

Nominations for the 2021 Australia Day Awards will open October 2020 and will be announced at the annual Australia Day events in St Arnaud and Stawell on Tuesday, January 26 2021. 

Awards categories for 2021

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

2020 Awards winners 

 

Kara Kara Ward

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Jennifer Lanyon, Citizen of the Year with Cr Karen Hylsop and Australia Day ambassador Sally Tucker.

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Belinda Burke, Young Citizen of the Year with Cr Karen Hyslop and Australia Day ambassador Sally Tucker.

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Franklin (Lin) Postlethwaite, Senior Citizen of the Year with Northern Grampians Shire Council CEO, Liana Thompson.

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St Arnaud Norman Simpson Memorial Pipe Band, Community Event of the Year with Australia Day ambassador Sally Tucker.

Stawell, Central and South West Wards

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Lois Johnson, Citizen of the Year with Member for Ripon Louise Staley.


Melissa Sanders, Young Citizen of the Year was unavailable to accept her award at the Australia Day ceremony.


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Ian O'Donnell, Local Hero with Member of Ripon Louise Staley and Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor, Cr Murray Emerson.

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Stawell Amazing Race, Community Event of the Year with Member for Ripon Louise Staley, Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor Cr Murray Emerson, Cr Karen Hyslop and Cr Kevin Erwin.