Australia Day nominations now open

24 September, 2020Posted in: Community, Events
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Australia Day in Berrima

Nominations for Wingecarribee Shire’s 2021 Australia Day Awards are now open.

Residents are invited to nominate their fellow citizens for both the Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year awards.

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor 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 across our Shire work for the betterment of others with little or no fanfare, these awards are the perfect opportunity to applaud their selfless contributions.”

“Just being nominated is a huge honour and all recipients will be properly recognised for their wonderful work at our Australia Day 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 4 December 2020.

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