Australia Day Award Nominations

Nominations are now closed.  Thanks to everyone who submitted a nomination.

  • Snowy Valleys Citizen of the Year

Recognises individuals aged 30 and over who have made an outstanding contribution to the Snowy Valleys community over many years.

  • Snowy Valleys Young Citizen of the Year

Recognises individuals aged 16-30 who have made an inspirational contribution to the Snowy Valleys community.

  • Snowy Valleys Service to the Community

Recognises individuals or organisations who have made a noteworthy contribution to the Snowy Valleys community.

  • Snowy Valleys Sports Person of the Year

Recognises individuals who have achieved sporting success representing their club or association at regional, state level or above.

  • Snowy Valleys Sports Team of the Year

Recognises sporting groups who have achieved sporting success at a representative level for their club or association at regional, state level or above.

  • Snowy Valleys Environmental Champion of the Year

Recognises individuals or organisations championing litter reduction and/or environmental initiatives in the Snowy Valleys community.

The winner of this local award will also go into the running for the State award that includes $5,000 from Return and Earn towards their community initiative. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Individuals must be Australian citizens who live within the Snowy Valleys region.
  • Community groups or organisations must be based locally and primarily support the he Snowy Valleys community.
  • Groups and individuals are not eligible for nomination if they:
    • have previously received the major award in the category nominated, unless a higher level of achievement has occurred
    • are a sitting state or federal politician, current vice-regal officer or was an Elected Member of Council before the merger
    • a member of the Snowy Valleys Council Australia Day Committee

Selection Criteria

The selection panel will assess your nominee in relation to

  • Demonstrated excellence in their field
  • Contribution to their community
  • Being an inspirational role model
  • Higher achievements if previously a major award winner

Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 6 December 2019.

For more information contact Council’s Events Officer on 6941 2552 or email [email protected]