Australia Day 2019

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Australia Day Awards and we are calling on the community to nominate locals who deserve to be recognised. 

There are a number of award categories to choose from including Citizen of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Community Event, Sports, Environment, Heritage, along with Achievement and Appreciation Awards. There is also a new category this year which is the Marie Callaghan Young Female Achiever Award.

Make sure you get your nominations in by Monday 10 December 2018.

Nomination form instructions:

  1.  Download the editable PDF nomination form below and save to your computer. It's important that you complete the nomination form from the saved file on your computer (not in an internet browser).
  2. Complete and submit your nomination by following the instructions at the bottom of the form. 

 Click here to download the 2019 Australia Day Awards guidelines and nomination form. 

2018 Australia Day Award Recipients  

  • Citizen of the Year, Paul Hughes
  • Senior Citizen on the Year, Laurence Ellis
  •  Young Citizen on the Year, Olivia Palfreyman
  •  Community Event of the Year, Cessnock Stomp Festival
  • Environmental Award, Mr Colin Fitzsimons and Mr Pamela Fitzsimons
  • Appreciation Award, Karen Blandon  
  • Appreciation Award, Bryce Gibson
  • Appreciation Award, Sonia Sharpe
  • Appreciation Award, Matthew Orr Appreciation Award, Jordan Fallon