Each year on 26 January, Australians all around the country will celebrate what’s great about Australia.
Help us celebrate what’s great about our community by nominating someone you know for an Australia Day Award.
The Lockyer Valley Regional Council Australia Day Awards recognises members of our community who have made an outstanding contribution to the community, and for exceptional achievement in the areas of Sport and Culture.
Nominations open year-round
Nominations for the 2020 Australia Day Awards are now open!
Click here to download the application form.
The nomination period for Lockyer Valley Australia Day Awards is open year-round, beginning 1 February each year and closing in November of that year. This gives the community the opportunity to nominate someone at any time, possibly after a successful event or sporting achievement.
The award nomination categories include:
- Citizen of the Year
- Young Citizen of the Year
- Junior Sports Award
- Senior Sports Award
- Sporting / Community Group of the Year
- Arts and Cultural Award
- Community Event of the Year
- Volunteer of the Year
You can submit your application form by:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lockyer Valley Regional Council
Marketing, Communications & Engagement
PO Box 82
Gatton QLD 4343
- Council offices:
- 26 Railway Street, Gatton; or
- 9 Spicer Street, Laidley
2019 Lockyer Valley Australia Day Award Winners
Citizen of the Year: Ernie Chesterton
Young Citizen of the Year: Chelsea Reinke
Junior Sports Award: Sarah Steinhardt
Senior Sports Award: Catherine Ovenden
Arts and Cultural Award: Something to Sing About Choir
Community Event of the Year: Gatton Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show
Sporting Group of the Year: Laidley Touch Association
Volunteer of the Year: Ken Bowden
Mayoral Award: Nicci Martin
Nicci has been instrumental in the establishment of Together 44341. A group that brings together community, government and educational leaders with a common goal to improve outcomes for children under 8 in the Laidley and wider community.
Nicci has built relationships with West Moreton Hospital and Health, with Early Childhood Education Centres, our Council, both local and Qld Police, Community health workers, libraries, community centres and with the parents of our region.
She established Under 5's Day in the Laidley District in 2018 and also organises the Under 8's Day and has been teaching for almost 20 years and is Head of Curriculum at Laidley District State School.
About Australia Day
On January 26 we celebrate all the things we love about Australia, it is the day to reflect on what it means to be Australian, to celebrate contemporary Australia and to acknowledge our history.
Australia Day is about acknowledging and celebrating the contribution that every Australian makes to our dynamic nation. From our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - who have been here for more than 65,000 years - to those who have lived here for generations, to those who have come from all corners of the globe to call our country home.
Our national day provides an opportunity to acknowledge and learn about our nation's past and celebrate its future. It's a time to reflect on what it means to be Australian and celebrate the things we value land, sense of fair go, lifestyle, democracy, the freedoms we enjoy but particularly our people.