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2024 Australia Day Awards

The Australia Day Awards for 2024 will be held on Sunday 21 January 2024 from 12 noon to 3:00pm at the Kumbia Hall.

The ceremony will welcome Rod Morgan as master of ceremonies and an afternoon tea will be provided following the ceremony.

South Burnett Australia Day Ambassador Elijah Buol OAM

South Burnett Regional Council is pleased to announce our 2024 Australia Day Ambassador, Mr Elijah Buol OAM, will join the South Burnett community to celebrate Australia Day by attending the Australia Day Award Presentation on Sunday 21 January 2024.

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Elijah Buol is the Managing Director at Smart Answers Consulting, State Lead Migration Support Programs at Australian Red Cross and a Member of the Queensland Government's Responsible Gambling Advisory Committee. Elijah was the Director of Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland, Vice-President of the Youth Affairs Network of Queensland and Managing Director of Smart Answers Consulting. Elijah established and is part of several government and not-for-profit organisational boards and advisory committees.

Since arriving in Australia as an unaccompanied minor refugee from South Sudan in 2002, Elijah has worked tirelessly to advocate for the young and disadvantaged. He is a passionate advocate who believes in justice and empowerment for all Australians to realise their aspirations and potential.

Elijah was named among Logan City’s 40 Powerful and influential People of 2021 by the Courier Mail and among Logan City’s 10 most powerful and influential people of 2019. He was the recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia, 2020 Australian National University Student Volunteer of the Year (Postgraduate) and was the 2019 Queensland Local Hero of the Year. Elijah is a true champion and community advocate.

List of  Australia Day 2024 events for the South Burnett 

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Previous South Burnett Australia Day Award Winners

Want to step back in time? Access previous South Burnett Australia Day Award Winners below: