2019 Australia Day nominations open for citizen of the year, young citizen of the year, and event of the year

2019 nominations are open for the annual Australia Day awards. 

“[The awards] are an opportunity to recognise exceptional examples of citizenship and achievement within the Shire,” said Upper Lachlan Shire General Manager John Bell.

2018 awards: Don Southwell was chuffed to receive Crookwell's Citizen of the Year award from Gordon Bray.

2018 awards: Don Southwell was chuffed to receive Crookwell's Citizen of the Year award from Gordon Bray.

“The ULS has a wonderful sense of community and there are many individuals and community groups whose contributions go unrecognised.

“The Australia Day awards are an opportunity to honour our unsung heroes for their outstanding contributions to the local community,” he said.

2018 awards: Keith L Brown accepting his award with Australia Day ambassador Gordon Bray.

2018 awards: Keith L Brown accepting his award with Australia Day ambassador Gordon Bray.

2019 local Australia Day award categories:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Event of the Year

The winners will be announced on January 26 as part of council’s Australia Day celebrations.

Nomination forms and eligibility criteria are available on council’s website.