Australia Day Awards

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The Murray River Council Australia Day Awards are presented to local citizens and groups to showcase their outstanding achievements and contributions to the local community.

You can recognise these inspiring and valuable contributions by nominating a person or group in one of the following award categories:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Sportsperson of the Year
  • Young Sportsperson of the Year
  • Community Event of the Year
  • Community Group of the Year
  • Arts/Cultural Award (person or group)


To nominate, all you need to do is register or sign in, then head to the nominate now tab below!

Nominations close 6 November 2020.


The Murray River Council Australia Day Awards are presented to local citizens and groups to showcase their outstanding achievements and contributions to the local community.

You can recognise these inspiring and valuable contributions by nominating a person or group in one of the following award categories:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Sportsperson of the Year
  • Young Sportsperson of the Year
  • Community Event of the Year
  • Community Group of the Year
  • Arts/Cultural Award (person or group)


To nominate, all you need to do is register or sign in, then head to the nominate now tab below!

Nominations close 6 November 2020.


  • Nominations are accepted in the following categories, with awards presented on January 26 at local Australia Day events. 

    CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

    Open to persons 26 years or older on 26 January 2021 who have made a significant contribution to the development and wellbeing of the community during the past year. It also recognises outstanding community service and a contribution to the progress of our nation.

    YOUNG CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

    Open to persons under 26 years of age on 26 January 2021 who have made a significant contribution to the community during the past year. It recognises that this person epitomises the future of our nation.

    SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR

    Open to persons 26 years or older on 26 January 2021 who have made a contribution to Sport in the local area. The nominee’s efforts to advance their chosen sporting activity and their performance over the past year are considered.

    YOUNG SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR

    Open to persons under 26 years of age on 26 January 2021 who have made a contribution to Sport in the local area. The nominee’s efforts to advance their chosen sporting activity and their performance over the past year are considered.

    COMMUNITY EVENT OF THE YEAR

    Open to the person or group who has staged the most outstanding community event during the past year. This may also include virtual events!

    COMMUNITY GROUP OF THE YEAR

    Open to a community group who have worked hard for the betterment of the community during the past year.

    ARTS/CULTURAL AWARD (PERSON OR GROUP)

    Open to the person or group who have made a significant contribution to the Arts and/or the Culture of the Murray River Council area during the past year.

    Nominations are open to citizens or groups living in Murray River Council. 

    Complete the form below to submit your nomination!







    Complete nomination form
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