Australia Day Awards

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 open for 2021 Australia Day awards

Northern Grampians Shire residents are being encouraged to nominate for the 2021 Australia Day awards. The awards are presented at the annual Australia Day celebrations held on Tuesday, 26 January 2021 in Stawell and St Arnaud and aim to recognise the contributions of members of our community.
Nominations close 5pm Friday, 11 December 2020.

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

Application forms are available online below or from both Stawell and St Arnaud customer service centres.


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.