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Australia Day


Each year Australia Day celebrations are held across the Hilltops region with something for everyone to enjoy. 

Nominations open for Australia Day Awards
 
It’s time to give a shout out to the unsung heroes of the Hilltops Region who make a positive difference to our community, by nominating them for a 2021 Australia Day Award, with nominations now open for various award categories.
 
Hilltops Mayor Brian Ingram said the awards are an opportunity to recognise individuals and groups across the Hilltops Region who help, organise, give or campaign for the benefit of others. “It’s important to acknowledge and thank these special people and the Australia Day Awards are a great way to do this,” Mayor Ingram said. 
 
“The awards also inspire others to become involved and continue building on the work already being carried out by these generous people who give their time and effort so selflessly to the community. This is a great opportunity to provide formal recognition to residents who have demonstrated an outstanding community service and a contribution to the progress and growth of our area,” Mayor Ingram shared.  
 
Boorowa
Nominations for the following Australia Day Awards in Boorowa are now open:
 
• Sports Awards (Committee)
• Community Awards (Committee)
• Lions/Apex Citizen of the Year
• Rotary Young Achiever of the Year
• Landcare Awards
 
Nominations for awards organised by specific community groups and organisations can be made by contacting the relevant organisation or Australia Day Committee directly. Nominations for Boorowa Australia Day Awards close on Tuesday 1 December 2020.
 
Harden
Nominations for the following Australia Day Awards in Harden are now open:
 
• Junior Citizen of the Year
• Citizen of the Year
• Senior Citizen of the Year
• Community Involvement in Sport
• Towncare Award

The Harden area includes Harden-Murrumburrah and the villages of Wombat, Galong and Jugiong. Nominations are to be in writing with a short resume about the person being nominated. Nomination forms are available from Lorraine at Whichcraft Cottage in Murrumburrah. Nominations for Harden Australia Day Awards close on Thursday 24 December 2020.

Young
Nominations for the following Australia Day Awards in Young are now open:
 
• Junior Citizen of the Year
• Citizen of the Year
• Business of the Year

The Young area includes Young and the villages of Koorawatha, Bribbaree, Monteagle, Milvale, Murringo, Bendick Murrell and Maimuru. Nominations for Young Australia Day Awards close on Friday 18 December 2020. 
 

Selection Criteria here
Nomination Form here
 

Award winners will be announced on Australia Day, 26 January 2021.