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Nominations open for 2019 Australia Day Awards

6 Septembe 2018

Southern Grampians Shire 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.

Southern Grampians Shire Mayor, Councillor Mary-Ann Brown, said the Awards are a great opportunity to acknowledge members of our shire who contribute to the community during the year or over a number of years through various programs and events.

“Communities like ours are driven by the hard work, generosity and commitment of individuals and groups who often go unrecognised. It’s important that we appreciate the dedicated volunteers, outstanding role models and passionate community advocates who make Southern Grampians a great place to live,” Cr Brown said.

“The awards allow us to recognise those in the community who often go unnoticed for their time and energy they give to the community.

“Taking the small step of nominating a friend/colleague, gives the community the chance to publicly recognise their hard work and contribution to the community,” Cr Brown said.

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

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.

Nomination forms are available on Council website Digitally submitted forms are preferred, but you can also pick up a hard copy from the Council’s Brown Street Business Centre, 111 Brown Street Hamilton, Council’s Market Place Business Centre, 1 Market Place Hamilton, or the Hamilton and Grampians Visitor Information Centre.

Send completed nominations forms to or to Southern Grampians Shire Council, Locked Bag 685, Hamilton, VIC 3300.

Preparations for the 2018 Australia Day celebrations on January 26 have commenced with further details available closer to the day.

For further information please contact Council on 5573 0444 or via email

Nominations close at 5pm on Thursday 1 November.

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