Nominate a local hero - Australia Day Awards

Do you know someone who makes our community a better place, or is a tireless contributor? Then you should consider nominating them in the 2019 Australia Day Citizen of the Year awards.

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

Citizen of the Year 

Young Citizen of the Year

Community Event of the Year, and:

Community Project of the Year

The Citizen of the Year Australia Day Awards recognise individuals and organisations that have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year, and/or given 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 acknowledges that one of the strengths of the Barossa community is the attitude and commitment of people who are always willing to lend a hand and help out when required. The Barossa region is built on the foundation that 'it's not about what you give as an individual but about what's best for the community and the rewards the community reaps as a result of others working together'. 

Nomination forms can be downloaded 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

Nominations open 1 October 2018 and must be received by 5pm Friday, 16 November 2018. 

Awards will be presented by the Mayor at the 2018 Australia Day Breakfast on Saturday, 26 January 2018.