Australia Day Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Snowy Valleys Australia Day Awards.

For all the details on how to nominate click the links below:

Tumbarumba Area Australia Day Nominations

Tumut Area Australia Day Nominations


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