Australia Day 2018

 

Nominations are now open to celebrate your local hero on Australia Day in 2018. Australia Day events will be held around the Western Downs, celebrating the achievements of residents in the following districts:

  • Chinchilla and District
  • Dalby and District
  • Jandowae and District (expressions of interest are now being called to host this event)
  • Miles and District
  • Tara and District (expressions of interest are now being called to host this event)
  • Wandoan and District

 

Australia Day categories for each district include:

Citizen of the Year

Awarded to a person who is at least 26 years of age as at 26 January, and who has made a selfless and outstanding contribution to the community over an extended period.

Young Citizen of the Year

Awarded to a person between the ages of 16 to 25 years as at 26 January, and who has made a selfless contribution to the community.

Senior Cultural Award

Awarded to a senior person, 18 years or over as at 26 January, who has made a significant contribution to the community in the area of arts and culture.

Junior Cultural Award

Awarded to a junior person, 17 years and under as at the 26 January, who has made a significant contribution to the community in the area of arts and culture.

Senior Sports Award

Awarded to a person, 18 years and over as at 26 January, for exceptional achievement in sport.

Junior Sports Award

Awarded to a person, 17 years and under as at 26 January, for exceptional achievement in sport.

Sports Administrator/Coach/Official Award

Awarded to a person who has made a significant contribution to sports through administration, coaching or in an official capacity.

Community Project/Event of the Year

Awarded to a community event or project that has made an outstanding contribution to the community through social, cultural or economic benefits.

Certificate of Achievement Year 12 Dux Award

To be presented to all Year 12 Dux recipients who reside in the Western Downs Regional Council area. Please complete a nomination form to be eligible for the Certificate of Achievement.

 

Nominations close at 5pm on Tuesday 28 November 2017

 

Nominate online now!

Before submitting your nomination, you may wish to view Council’s Australia Day – Council Policy.
If you have any issues or require assistance, please drop into your local library, contact Council’s Community Development Team on 1300 268 624 or email info@wdrc.qld.gov.au.

 

Expression of Interest to Host

Expressions of interest are now being called for interested community groups to host the 2018 Jandowae & District and Tara & District Australia Day breakfast and award celebrations on Friday 26 January 2018.

If your organisation would be proud to host a unique Australia Day Function, please forward your submission in writing before 31 August 2017 to:

Western Downs Regional Council
Expression of Interest Australia Day
Attn: Chief Executive Officer
PO Box 551
DALBY  QLD  4405