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Australia Day

Australia Day

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Port Macquarie-Hastings Australia Day awards. 

Australia Day is a day for all Australians, no matter where our personal stories began. It is the day to celebrate our diversity and the values that we share as an Australian community.

Categories on offer for 2021 Australia Day Award categories include:

  • Young Citizen of the Year (16 - 30 years)
  • Citizen of the Year (31 - 65 years)
  • Senior Citizen of the Year (65+ years)
  • Community Group of the Year
  • Environmental Citizen of the Year

There are many deserving locals within our community who continue to make a difference, going above and beyond, whether it be through their efforts during last year’s bushfires or the current Coronavirus crisis. Of course, you may have a special person already in mind for a nomination - so please jump on line and put them forward for this prestigious award.  

View our 2020 Port Macquarie-Hastings Australia Day Awards winners here. 

Nominations for the 2021 Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Australia Day Awards close on 30th November 2021.

All nominations must be completed and submitted via the online Award nomination form below.

Award recipients will be announced as part of Council’s Australia Day Official Program currently being planned for Australia Day 2021 - Tuesday 26th January 2021. 

Please note: The timing and venue of Council’s Australia Day Official Program will be determined in the immediate lead up to January 2021 taking into consideration the NSW Public Health restrictions in place at that time due to COVID-19 pandemic. Once these details have been determined, all nominators and nominees will be contacted by Council and advised accordingly. 

Need some financial help to run a community event on Australia Day? Apply for an Australia Day Community Grant.

We're encouraging our community to celebrate Australia day in a COVID safe way. More details on the types of celebrations and how to apply can be found in the  2021 Australia Day Grants Fact Sheet.911KB pdf(PDF, 911KB)

Applications close 27 September.

 

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This page was last updated on: 17 September 2020