Australia Day nominations now being called

5 November, 2013Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire residents are being asked to reward the tireless workers who constantly contribute to the community by nominating them for next year’s Australia Day award.

Nominations are now being sought in two categories and contributions can include individual acts of compassion, generosity or bravery.

The 2014 Australia Day Citizen of the Year Award categories include:

  • Citizen of the Year, and
  • Young Citizen of the Year

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

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor, Councillor Juliet Arkwright encouraged residents to nominate those they admire or whose contributions they find inspiring at all levels of the community.

“There are many quiet achievers in our community who make a difference every day.

“Even if you think someone is well known for their achievements, it’s best not to assume they’ve already been nominated, and I encourage all residents to submit a nomination of their own.

“You don’t need to know the nominee personally, you just need to be able to tell us how they’ve inspired you and why they’re worthy of such an award,” Councillor Arkwright said.

“In light of the recent bush fires, I’m sure there would be countless people right across our Shire who would fit the bill of Citizen of the Year.”

All nominees must reside in the Wingecarribee Shire and nominations close on Friday 10 January 2014.

For further information about the Australia Day Citizen Awards contact Council’s Australia Day Co-ordinator on 4868 0719 or visit Council’s website at