Nominate a mate for an Australia Day Award

Published on 21 September 2020

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Do you know someone who goes above and beyond for our community? Let them know they’re appreciated by nominating them for a 2021 Rockhampton Region Australia Day Award!

Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow said the Australia Day Awards are a fantastic way to thank those unsung heroes in our Region.  

“If there is one thing that this year has highlighted, it is how fortunate we are to have such a strong sense of community, and the brilliant individuals who make this possible,” said Mayor Strelow.

“During lockdown we looked after each other. We found ways to support local businesses without putting our community at risk, we made sure vulnerable people still had the support they needed, we leaned on each other when things were difficult.

“And, once it was possible, we worked hard to get sporting fixtures and meetings for community groups back up and running.

“Throughout this journey, I think each of us has been inspired at some point or another by someone who really stepped up for our community.

“Of course, while events this year may have really drawn our attention to these individuals, the truth is that there are always everyday heroes bringing our community together.

“People who have dedicated their nights and weekends to sporting clubs and community groups, have launched inspiring initiatives, or who have a long a long history of community service.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to take a moment to highlight the work these generous people have done, and show them how much they mean to our community.

“I would encourage everyone to think of a person who has inspired them this year, and take the time to nominate them for an award.

“It’s important to note that the judges are only allowed to use the material that you send in deciding the ultimate winners so please gather as much information as you can!”

Nominations must be submitted by 5pm, Friday 11 December 2020.  

The 2020 Rockhampton Region Australia Day Award categories include:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Community Service Award
  • Cultural Award
  • Sportsperson of the Year
  • Sports Official of the Year
  • Community Initiative

Nomination forms can be found at all Rockhampton Region Libraries, Customer Service Centres, the SPIRE Visitor Information Centre and on our website: