2018 Australia Day Awards

Do you know someone who makes our community a better place? 

Nominations in the 2018 Australia Day Award are now open. 

The Awards reward and recognise individuals and organisations that have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year, and/or give an outstanding service over a number of years, to a local community over and above normal employment duties. Outstanding contribution and community service includes areas such as; education, health, fundraising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment, or any other area that contributes to the advancement and well-being of a community.

Council is seeking nominations for worthy recipients in the following categories:

Citizen of the Year Awards

Young Citizen of the Year Award

Community Event of the Year Award, and:

Community Project of the Year Award

Mayor Bob Sloane, acknowledges the Barossa community is filled with generous people always willing to help make the community a better place, and agrees these Awards are an incredible opportunity for these people to be nominated and recognised for their incredible commitment to the local community. 

"One of the strengths of the Barossa community is the attitude and commitment of our people who are always willing to lend a hand and help out when required. There's a strong sentiment in the region that it's not about what you give as an individual, but about what's best for the community and what they get back from the efforts of others working together. 

"Volunteers really are integral in our community and we value them, and their incredible efforts and achievements highly. 

"If you know someone who tirelessly contributes to the local community, who goes above and beyond to help others, or who is always willing to lend a hand, why not consider nominating them in them and allow them to be recognised publicly for their outstanding service and contribution. 

Nominations close on Friday, 17 November, 2017. 

Nomination forms can be downloaded here or completed online here, or hard copies are available from the Nuriootpa Council office and branch offices and emailed to barossa@barossa.sa.gov.au or sent to PO Box 867, Nuriootpa SA 5355. 

You may also submit nominations for The Barossa Council directly to the Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards website

Awards will be presented by Mayor Bob Sloane at the 2018 Australia Day Breakfast on Friday, 26 January 2017.