Australia Day Awards

​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 2019 Australia Day Awards closed 23 November 2018*

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​

Please check back in February for the 2020 nomination form.

You can submit your application form by:

  • Email: 
  • Mail:
    • Lockyer Valley Regional Council
      Marketing, Communications & Engagement
      PO Box 82
      Gatton QLD 4343
  • Council offices:
    • 26 Railway Street, Gatton; or
    • 9 Spicer Street, Laidley

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.​​
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