Nominations now open for 2020 Australia Day Awards

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Nominations are now open for the 2020 Australia Day Awards and community members are encouraged to recognise a local legend or group.

Each year, Council’s Australia Day Awards program shines a light on the unsung heroes and organisations who selflessly give their time and expertise to help others and make Baw Baw a better place.

These individuals and groups consistently volunteer for charity work, contribute to community initiatives, demonstrate leadership and continually strive to improve the overall community.

Nominations can be made in seven categories:

  • Citizen of the Year – A person who had made a noteworthy contribution during the previous year, and/or given outstanding service to the community over a number of years.
  • Young Citizen of the Year – A person aged under 25 years who has given outstanding service to the community.
  • Australia Day Medallion – A person who has outstanding achievements in any of the nomination categories.
  • Community Event of the Year – An organisation/group who performed a service to the community, raising funds for a charity, event or project.
  • Sporting Achievement Award – An individual, organisation or group that has successfully conducted a project/event/activity or has brought credit/recognition to the community through sporting achievement.
  • Environmental Achievement Award – An individual, organisation or group that has successfully conducted a project/event/activity or has brought credit/recognition to the community through environmental achievement.
  • Cultural Achievement Award – An individual, organisation or group that has successfully conducted a project/event/activity or has brought credit/recognition to the community through cultural achievement.

The nominations process has been simplified with a short online form that includes space for optional attachments such as reference letters and supporting documents.

Nominations are now open for seven weeks, closing at 5.00pm on Saturday 30 November 2019.

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