Nominations Open for 2021 Australia Day Awards

Published on 14 October 2020


Shoalhaven City Council is calling for nominations for the 2021 Shoalhaven Australia Day Awards.

Each year Council celebrates and recognises outstanding contributions of local residents in the Shoalhaven.  

The Awards are held as part of the Australia Day Celebrations, organised by the Shoalhaven City Council in conjunction with the Australia Day Council NSW. 

This year there are five categories in this years’ Awards include:  

  • Citizen of the Year: 25 years & over;   
  • Young Citizen: 24 years & younger;   
  • Outstanding contribution towards innovating arts & culture: all ages,    
  • Outstanding contribution to the environment: all ages,  
  • Community leader contributing to an inclusive Shoalhaven; all ages,  

Shoalhaven City Council’s Mayor Amanda Findley acknowledged that whilst it has been a challenging 12 months for the Shoalhaven the Awards presented a timely opportunity to reflect and celebrate each other.  

“Amongst the hardship and challenges we have all faced I know there will be plenty of inspirational people who deserve to be recognised for their contribution”, Clr Findley said.  

“If you know someone in the community who has gone above and beyond, I encourage you to nominate them for one of the five categories of the Shoalhaven Australia Day Awards”, Clr Findley added.  

“The Awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the true unsung heroes in our community”, Clr Findley stated.        

Nominations can be submitted until Monday 30 November 2020.  

The winners will be announced on Australia Day, Tuesday 26 January 2021 in an online COVID-19 friendly event.  

For more information and to submit a nomination for the Awards visit Shoalhaven City Council’s website