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Australia Day Awards

Australia Day Awards recognise and honour the outstanding achievement by individuals and groups in our community. Awards that are available in our municipality include:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Community Event of the Year
  • Community Group of the Year

You can nominate any person, group or event that has made a significant contribution to the community. For the Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year the efforts of the person being nominated will usually include community involvement over a number of years. The strongest nominations are usually those where efforts have had a positive impact on the broader community. 

Nominations will only be accepted via the official forms. No other formats will be accepted. 

Your application should detail how the person or group's work has been of benefit to others. For individuals please provide as much detail as possible in relation to their contribution including positions held, community groups they have been a member of, and their involvement in any relevant project(s).

For groups and events please provide information about how the group/event has been of benefit to the broader community.

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Australia Day Awards. To enter your nomination please complete one of the relevant nomination forms below and follow the instructions. Closing Date for entries is 5pm on Tuesday 31 October.

2018 Australia Day Awards Nomination Form 

 

 

Wellington Shire Council Australia Day Award Winners

Year 

Citizen of the Year 

Young Citizen of the Year 

Group of the Year 

Event of the Year 

2001

Louise Dugan 

Fiona Clyne and Crystal Davies 

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-

2002 

 -

2003 

 Heather Stewart

Steven Richards 

Maffra Rotary Club 

Stratford Shakespeare
Association 

2004

Ben Davies 

 Michael Bruns and Anna Melville

Central Gippsland Branch of the RSPCA 

 Stratford Victoria Sister Cities

2005

Ronald Hewitt 

 Laura Moore

2006

Maureen Beha 

 Victoria Triantafyllou

 Kingsway Community Care

Wellington 'Relay for Life' Event 

2007

Gillian Mayhew 

 Narelle Hahn

Sale Baptist Church Youth Group 

 Gippsland Vehicle Collection Grand Opening

2008

Ian Kennedy 

Amanda Read 

Sale Cancer Council Unit 

Werna Lidi Festival 

2009

Stan Alcock and Dr. Ali Khan 

 Anita Heath

 Woodside and District Football Netball Club

 Wellington 'Relay for Life' Event

2010

Pat Cameron 

 Melissa Taylor

Helga's Project for Kids and Wurruk Harmony Group 

 Lions International District 2013 Convention - Hosted by Stratford Lions Club

2011

Jessie Walker 

 Thomas Haymes

Yarram Secondary College for 'Emergency Expo' 

St. Thomas Primary School 

2012

Peter Vranek 

 Nellie Hunt

International Winter Festival 

2013

Jim Feltis 

 -

 Heyfield Community Resource Centre

Dancing with our Stars 

2014

Peter Donovan 

 John Molden

The Five Star Project 

Gippsland Branch of the Mountain Cattleman's Association of Victoria 

2015

David Harrington 

 Benji Scarfo

Rosedale Chamber of Commerce 

Gippsland Vehicle Collection's Tenth Birthday Celebrations 

2016

Andrew Bedggood 

Sarah Jeffery 

Lake Glenmaggie Community Representative Group Inc.

Stratford: Saluting Our Heritage - Stratford Cemetery Trust

2017

Mark Thorpe

Wyatt Kilgower

Sale Central Rotary Club

Seaspray Centenary Celebrations

*In 2004, two specialised awards were awarded: Specialised Event of the Year - Heyfield and District Vintage Machinery Group, the 9th National Historical Machinery Association Rally - Heyfield and the Wellington Special Award for Exceptional Service to the Heyfield Community - Vern Scott.

 

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