Nominate our local legends for an Australia Day Award

Published on 20 October 2020

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Nominations are now open for the Baw Baw Shire Australia Day awards, offering an opportunity to recognise groups and individuals for their contribution to the community.

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 three 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.
  • Community Group of the Year - An organisation/group who performed a service to the community, raising funds for a charity, event or project.

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

Nominations opened today and will close at 5.00pm on Sunday 29 November 2020.

Click here to find out more or to make a nomination.

Once nominations have closed, the selection panel consisting of Mayor and Councillors will consider all eligible entries and select a winner in each category.

Award winners will be announced at the Australia Day Awards Ceremony in January 2021.

Quotes attributable to Baw Baw Shire Council Chief Executive Officer Mark Dupe

“If you know someone who continuously goes above and beyond to support our community, I’d encourage you to take time to nominate them for an Australia Day Award. It’s also a great opportunity to acknowledge our volunteer community groups who play a crucial role – whether it’s organising events, running sporting clubs, managing facilities, raising important funds for different causes and helping others.”

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