Australia Day Awards
Lockyer Valley Australia Day Event
Australia Day is a time for all Australians to reflect, respect and celebrate.
On 26 January, we celebrate what’s great about Australia and that we all have a contribution to make to the Story of Australia.
This event allows our community to come together to celebrate members of our community who have gone above and beyond to help improve the lives of others, and contribute to a diverse, friendly, and strong community with our Australia Day Community Awards. We also welcome new citizens to the region at the Citizenship Ceremony.
To view the 2023 Lockyer Valley Australia Day Award winners, click here.
There are six award categories, including:
|Citizen of the Year||Recognises the outstanding contribution, achievement and/or leadership by an individual over the preceding year or over numerous years, providing a positive role model for others.|
|Young Citizen of the Year||Recognises contribution, achievement and/or leadership by an individual over the preceding year or over numerous years, providing a positive role model for others.|
|Senior Sportsperson of the Year||Recognises an individual for their sporting achievements during the preceding year.|
|Junior Sportsperson of the Year||Recognises an individual for their sporting achievements during the preceding year.|
|Event of the Year||Recognises an outstanding event held within our region during the preceding year, with a demonstrated contribution to the wellbeing of the community. This may include arts and cultural events, festivals and sporting events.|
|Community Organisation of the Year||Recognises a community organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to our community. Community organisations may include arts and cultural organisations, sporting organisations and charitable organisations.|
Nominations are now open for the 2024 Awards and will remain so until Friday, 24 November 2023.
Nomination forms are available from Council offices in Gatton and Laidley, the Lockyer Valley Libraries, the Lake Apex Visitor Information Centre or online at lockyervalley.smartygrants.com.au/AustraliaDayAwards2024
Winners of the awards will be presented by Lockyer Valley Regional Council Mayor, at the Lockyer Valley Australia Day Event.
All nominees and nominators will receive an invitation to the Lockyer Valley Australia Day Awards ceremony where the recipients will be announced.
Contact the Community Activation Team
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone – 1300 005 872
- Nominations must include details of the nominee’s achievements and how they meet the category criteria. Please list specific details and examples.
- Contact details of the nominee
- Nominees must be an Australian Citizen
- Nominees must be a resident of the Lockyer Valley region for 12 months prior to Australia Day, 26 January 2023
- Nominees can self-nominate
- An individual or group can be nominated for more than one award category
The award recipients will be determined by the Australia Day Awards Selection Committee (‘the Committee’) comprising:
- Mayor (Chairperson)
- Deputy Mayor
- Community Portfolio Councillor
- Community Activation Officer or Delegate
- Laidley Community Centre Manager or Delegate
- Lockyer Community Centre Manager or Delegate
If the Committee deems there to be a more appropriate category than that proposed in a nomination, the Committee may consider the nomination under the more appropriate category.
The Committee’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into about their decision.