Australia Day nominations now being called

10 September, 2019Posted in: Community, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on residents to nominate their fellow citizens for next year’s Australia Day Awards.

Nominations are now open for both the 2020 Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year awards.

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Duncan Gair said the awards were an opportunity to recognise the efforts of those residents who contribute to making the Southern Highlands such a wonderful place to live.

“Our annual Australia Day Awards are one of the most prestigious honours which can be bestowed upon a member of our community,” he said.

“While many people in our community work for the betterment of others with little or no fanfare, these awards are the perfect opportunity to recognise their selfless contributions.”

“Just being nominated is a great tribute and all nominees will be acknowledged for their efforts at our service in Berrima.”

Previous recipients have been nominated for their volunteerism, community activism, compassion, generosity and bravery.

“Even if you think someone is well known for their achievements, it’s best not to assume they’ve already been nominated,” the Mayor added.

“I encourage all residents to give some thought as to a worthy recipient and submit a nomination of their own.”

The Young Citizen Award is open to people who are aged 25 years or younger.

All nominees must reside in the Wingecarribee Shire and nominations close on Friday 13 December 2019.

For further information about Wingecarribee Shire’s Australia Day Citizen Awards contact Council’s Australia Day Coordinator on 4868 0719 or visit Council’s website at