Australia Day

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Australia Day

Carrathool Shire Council celebrates Australia Day annually with an official awards ceremony recognising the people in our community that go above and beyond. Nominations for Australia Day Awards open around October each year and winner are chosen by Council at the December meeting.


You can find out more about our awards including previous winners below.


If you require any further information, please contact Council on 02 6965 1900.

Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, Australia day is a day to reflect on what we have achieved and can be proud of in our great nation.

This is a day where we come together as a community to celebrate what’s great about Australia and being Australian. Our celebrations reflect contemporary Australia; our diverse society and landscape, remarkable achievements and our bright future.
Council’s Australia Day awards are presented annually to local citizens and groups who have made outstanding contributions within our communities. Nominations open yearly in October closing the first week of December for consideration at the December Ordinary Council Meeting.

Carrathool Shire Council urge community members to consider nominating individuals / groups who are worthy of recognition for helping to make our shire a better place to live. Each year Council recognises and honours the outstanding achievements of those nominated whether it’s social, sporting, environmental, educational or cultural.

Award Categories:

  • Citizen of the year (18+)
  • Young Citizen of the year (under 18 years of age)
  • Sportsperson of the year (18+)
  • Junior Sportsperson of the year (High School)
  • Junior Sportsperson of the year (Primary School)
  • Community Group/Event of the year