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 open for 2020 Australia Day awards

Northern Grampians Shire residents are being encouraged to nominate for the 2020 Australia Day awards. The awards are presented at the annual Australia Day celebrations in Stawell and St Arnaud and aim to recognise the contributions of members of our community.

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

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

Australia Day nomination form >>

Nominations for the 2021 Australia Day Awards open in October 2020.

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.