Australia Day Awards Australia Day Awards

Nominations are now open for the region's annual Australia Day Awards for 2020

These awards provide the community with an opportunity to acknowledge and reward outstanding groups and individuals committed to improving the lifestyle experience in our region.  The award categories that have been chosen give our individual communities equal opportunity to nominate those who have made special contributions to their local community.  If someone has won an Australia Day Award in the last three (3) years, they are not eligible for nomination for that same category.

Australia Day Local Achiever Nomination Form 2020

Australia Day Major Categories Nomination Form 2020

Award categories are as follows:

  • South Burnett Citizen of the Year

  • South Burnett Young Citizen of the Year

  • South Burnett Community Organisation of the Year

  • South Burnett Lifetime Achievement Award

  • South Burnett Volunteer of the Year

  • South Burnett Junior Cultural Award

  • South Burnett Senior Cultural Award

  • Local Achiever Award (Town & Rural)

  • South Burnett Junior Sportsperson

  • South Burnett Senior Sportsperson

  • South Burnett Sports Administrator/Coach/Official Award

    The official awards ceremony will be held on the eve of Australia Day, Saturday 25 January 2020 at the Kingaroy Town Hall.

Closing date for nominations is 4:30pm Friday 8 November 2019.

Australia Day 2020

Each year Council helps to organise and fund various Australia Day events across the Region. From the traditional Aussie Breakfast through to the formal Australia Day Awards Ceremony, there are plenty of different events to attend and support in honour of our beautiful country. In the weeks prior to Australia Day you can find a full listing of community events on this website and advertised in the South Burnett Times. If your group hosts a community event & would like to be included in the advertisement, please contact the Mayor's Office.

Each year council makes a call for nominations of outstanding persons and groups who have made an exceptional contribution to our communities.  There are many award categories available.  The South Burnett Regional Council Junior Sportsperson Bursary is a $1000 cheque sponsored by Council and is awarded each year to the recipient of the South Burnett Junior Sportsperson of the Year Award. The bursary is given to help young persons’ further their sporting achievements and careers.

Judging of the awards is undertaken by a panel of key community stakeholders from different areas across the South Burnett to ensure reasonably impartial decisions. Nominations are judged by merit, not popular vote, therefore only one nomination per individual/group is necessary.  It has become customary to perform the formal awards ceremony on the eve of Australia Day, leaving everyone free to enjoy their local community event on Australia Day itself.

Comments & Suggestions?

Your feedback is valuable to us. If you have any comments or suggestions to help council improve our approach to celebrating Australia Day in 2020, please contact the Mayor's Office. .