Australia Day Awards

Tumut Region Australia Day Ambassador 2018 

Australia Day Ambassador Mr Peter Herbert - Photo.jpg
The 2018 Australia Day Ambassador is Mr Peter Herbert, a leading Australian writer and producer with a long career in television.

Starting as a writer and producer for Crawford Productions, Peter worked on television classics including Cop Shop, The Sullivans, The Flying Doctors and Acropolis Now.

Peter wrote Con the Fruiterer for The Comedy Company and, in 1991, produced the inaugural Comedy Festival Charity Gala, which is now in its 27th year.

Peter also produced The TV Week Logies in 1992 with Steve Vizard hosting and co-wrote and produced the BBC2 comedy series, Dossa and Joe.

The Australia Day program sends high achieving Australians to over 300 community celebrations nationwide every Australia Day. Ambassadors who come from all walks of life provide inspiration and pride to Australia Day events and activities.

A multi-talented creative, Peter has created or co-created a number of series, among them Skirts, The Comedy Sale!, The Agency, Parties, FAQ, and The Big Wig for Sky1 in the UK.

Peter is currently Head of Screen Business and Producing at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and teaches in the Masters and Bachelor’s programs.

Peter will  present at the Tumut, Adelong and Talbingo Australia Day celebrations.

2018 Australia Day Celebrations 


About Australia Day Awards

Council honours its residents with Australia Day Awards on Australia Day, 26th January.

Australia Day is the biggest day of celebration in the country and is observed as a public holiday in all states and territories.

On Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate what's great about Australia and being Australian. It's the day to reflect on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation. It's the day for us to re-commit to making Australia an even better place for the future.

In the Snowy Valleys Council, Australia Day is celebrated in the towns of Adelong, Batlow, Talbingo, Tumbarumba and Tumut. Australia Day awards are presented at the Tumut & Tumbarumba Ceremonies.

Council's Australia Day Committee calls for public nominations for awards each year and nomination forms for the Awards can be downloaded here from September.

More information about Australia Day can be found on the Australia Day Council of NSW website:


Award Recipients

2017 Recipients

Tumbarumba Region
  • Citizen of the Year - Ed and Jacki Lauder
  • Senior Citizen of the Year -Albert Jones
  • Young Citizen of the Year -Jemma Lorimer
  • Sporting Award -Tumbarumba Bowling Club's No.5 Pennant Team
  • Junior Sporting Award -Lily Murphy
  • Community Group of the Year -Tumbarumba Multi-Service Outlet Volunteers
  • Community Event of the Year -All Saints Deb Ball
  • Special Achievement Awards - Theresa McIntyre, David Hammersley, Bruce Wright, 
Tumut Region
  • Citizen of the Year - Graeme Sturt
  • Young Citizen of the Year - Cooryna Ackroyd
  • Service to Community - James (Robin) Reid
  • Senior Sportsperson - Brayden Elliott
  • Junior Sportsperson - Jack Gould