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Australia Day Awards

2020 Mount Alexander Shire Australia Day Awards winners

Australia Day is not just a public holiday. Each year Council hosts a family event for the community to get together to recognise our Australia Day Award winners, welcome our new citizens, acknowledge our history and celebrate what it means to be Australian.

Nominate now for 2021 Australia Day Awards

2021 Australia Day – Reflect. Respect. Celebrate. We’re all part of the story.

2020 has been a challenging year. After a global pandemic, bushfires, droughts and floods, Australia Day 2021 will be a time to reflect come together to celebrate our wonderful community.

This Australia Day we hope to gather together to celebrate our achievements as a community and pay respect to the inspiring and outstanding individuals amongst us who have made an important contribution throughout these difficult times.

Whether we can physically come together or whether we will celebrate apart, we hope to celebrate our shire and the people who have made a difference throughout this time.

Nominations for the Mount Alexander Shire Australia Day Awards 2021 are now open. There are four categories for which we are seeking nominations of individuals from the community:

• Citizen of the Year
• Senior Citizen of the Year
• Young Citizen of the Year
• Event of the Year (includes online events).

There are some eligibility criteria for nominations:

• Nominees must live in Mount Alexander Shire
• Nominees must be an Australian citizen and have given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years.
• The Young Citizen of the Year must be under 25 years of age on 26 January 2021
• The Senior Citizen of the Year must be aged over 65 years on 26 January 2021.

Nominations are due on Friday 4 December 2020.

How to nominate

We invite you to nominate someone, or an event, you would like to see recognised through these awards.

All you have to do is complete and submit a nomination form.

Nomination form – Word document
Nomination form – PDF
Online nomination

If you complete the nomination form on a word or PDF please submit the form via email, post or in person.

Australia Day Awards 2021
Mount Alexander Shire Council
P.O Box 185, Castlemaine VIC 3450

Email: info@mountalexander.vic.gov.au

In person: at the Civic Centre, corner of Lyttleton and Lloyd streets, Castlemaine VIC 3460.

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