2023 Australia Day Award nominations now open

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Australia Day Awards and Greater Shepparton City Council is encouraging residents to nominate deserving community members.

Nominations are open for Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year (aged under 30) and Senior Citizen of the Year (aged 65 and over), Sports Award and Community Event of the Year, which includes any virtual events that may have been held, for Arcadia, Dookie, Mooroopna, Murchison, Shepparton, Tatura and Toolamba.

Greater Shepparton has dealt with its fair share of hardship over the past month with the recent flood event, and earlier this year as residents continued to navigate their way through the COVID-19 pandemic, with many community members needing a helping hand. The heroes that dedicated their time to help out during these tough times are an example of the type of people who deserve to be recognised in the 2023 Australia Day Awards.

Mayor, Cr Shane Sali said the acts of generosity and kindness during the recent flood event proved how many local heroes were in the community.

“This year has been tough, there is no denying that. But when you go through adversity there are always people who stand up, make things happen and lend a helping hand. These people deserve to be acknowledged, and it is important that we recognise and celebrate the people who have truly shone through these tough times,” he said.

“Australia Day Awards are a tribute to the quiet achievers, the people who are willing to drop what they are doing to help someone else. I urge anyone who has ever thought someone’s contribution deserves some recognition, to nominate them for an award.”

Nominations for the Murchison Australia Day Awards close on Monday 28 November, while all other towns close on Thursday 8 December 2022.

Nomination forms, the full list of categories and other relevant information can be obtained by contacting Council on 5832 9700 or via Council’s website at greatershepparton.com.au/community/neighbourhoods/awards/australia-day

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