• Australia Day Awards 2019

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Nominations Open!

Douglas Shire residents and community groups are encouraged to nominate a person for a 2019 Australia Day Awards.

Douglas Shire Council is now taking nominations across seven award categories that seeks to celebrate locals who make outstanding contributions to the Douglas Shire.

There are seven award categories for 2019:

  • Citizen of the Year recognises outstanding members of the community for their personal endeavours, achievements and community involvement;
  • Young Citizen of the Yearrecognises young citizens aged 25 years or under (on 26 January 2018) for their personal endeavours, achievements and community involvement;
  • Volunteer of the Year recognises members of the community of any age making significant and lasting contributions to the social, recreational, environmental and economic quality of life in the community through their endeavours on behalf of individuals, organisations, charities, service groups, clubs, churches, sporting groups, health or youth.
  • Arts and Cultural Award recognises members of the community of any age making significant and lasting contributions to arts and culture in the community.
  • Environmental Achievement Award recognises members of the community of any age making significant and lasting contributions to the environment.
  • Senior Sports Award recognises sports people for their personal endeavors and achievements in their sporting code.
  • Junior Sports Award (Aged 18 years or under at 26 January 2018) recognizes young sports people for their personal endeavors and achievements in their sporting code.

 

 

To be eligible to be nominated for a Douglas Shire Council Australia Day Award, nominees must not have been a previous recipient of an Australia Day Award in the same category, be an elected representative (eg MP, Councillor or a recipient of Australia and Imperial Honours) and must be Australian citizens living in the Douglas Shire Council local government area.

Nomination forms are available from Council’s Administration Office, Port Douglas Community Hub and below:

NOMINATION FORM HERE

Nominations close 4.30pm Friday 23 November 2018.

The awards will be presented at the Australia Day Awards ceremony at Port Douglas Community Hall on January 26, 2019.