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Australia Day 2019

Nominations are now OPEN for the 2019 Southern Grampians Shire Australia Day Awards

Council is encouraging residents to take the opportunity to acknowledge unsung heroes through nominating residents for an Australia Day Award.

Nominations are invited in the categories of Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, and Community Event of the Year, along with Council’s own Community Recognition Awards.

If you know someone who is a great asset to the Greater Hamilton community and whose contribution deserves to be recognised, or would like to highlight an outstanding event that has enriched our community, then nominate now.

Taking the small step of nominating a worthy person or event committee gives the community the chance to publicly recognise their hard work and contribution to the community.

Nominees who are 25 or older on this date go into the Australia Day Citizen of the Year category, and nominees who are under 25 years old on 26 January 2019 go into the Young Citizen of the Year category. Any individual or group from within the Shire can be nominated for a Community Recognition Award or the Community Event of the Year Award.

Download a Nomination Form HERE

Digitally submitted forms are preferred, but you can also pick up a hard copy from the Council Offices at 111 Brown Street Hamilton or 1 Market Place Hamilton, via your town’s Progress Association, or the Hamilton and Grampians Visitor Information Centre.

Completed nominations forms should be forwarded to or to Southern Grampians Shire Council, Locked Bag 685, Hamilton, VIC 3300.

For further information please contact Council on 5573 0444 or email

Nominations close at 5pm on Thursday 1 November.

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