Australia Day Award Nominations 2020

The Baw Baw Shire Council Australia Day Awards 2020 honour Baw Baw Shire citizens who have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years. 

Award 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.

Make a Nomination

Nominations for Baw Baw Shire Council Australia Day Awards 2019 are open now, closing 5pm on Saturday 30 November 2019. Please use the form below to tell us why you think someone in our community is deserving of special recognition in one or more of the categories listed above.

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Australia Day Award Winners 2019

Congratulations to all the Baw Baw Shire Australia Day Award recipients for 2019!

  • Citizen of the Year - Peter Ware
  • Community Event of the Year - Warragul Farmers Market
  • Australia Day Medallion Recipients -Michael Brennan, Gayle Chippindall, Tim Hurst and Margaret McDonald
  • Community Contribution - Cultural Achievement -Lynn Jones

Baw Baw Shire Council would also like to sincerely thank each of the individuals and groups who dedicate their time to organise Australia Day events across the Shire each year.