Do you know someone worthy of an Australia Day award?

oz dayDon’t forget that the 2016 Australia Day Award nominations are now open.

The awards program brings the community together to recognise and celebrate the achievements of individuals and organisations that make an outstanding contribution to the Ballina Shire community.

There are six categories for nomination:

  • Young Citizen of the Year (30 years or under)
  • Senior Citizen of the Year (60 years or over)
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Sports Award (individual or team)
  • Arts/Cultural Award
  • Community Event of the Year.

The Citizen of the Year award will be selected by the Australia Day Committee from all of the nominees across the six categories.

Ballina Shire Council is seeking nominations for persons or organisations in each category. All individual nominees must be Australian citizens and reside within the Ballina Shire local government area. Selection will be made in each category on the level of personal achievement or commitment to serving the community.

The winners of the awards will be announced at the official Australia Day ceremony on Tuesday 26 January 2016 at the Lennox Head Cultural and Community Centre. Further information about the ceremony will be available closer to the date. Check the Ballina Shire Council website for more details.

Nominations close: Sunday 6 December 2015.

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