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Media Release – 29 November 2023 – Nominations Open for Australia Day Awards

Nov 29, 2023

For Immediate Release Wednesday 29 November 2023
Authorised by Anthony O’Reilly

Nomination forms are now available for various award categories for the 2024 Australia Day celebrations in the Hilltops region. Members of the public are invited to nominate individuals and groups across Hilltops who have exhibited outstanding community service over the past twelve months.

Hilltops Mayor Margaret Roles encourages members of the public to participate in the nomination process to shine a light on the caring and community-minded spirit right across the Hilltops region.

“The Australia Day Awards acknowledge the inspirational contribution of local people to our beautiful Hilltops. This is an opportunity to provide formal recognition to residents who have demonstrated an outstanding community service this year, and a contribution to the progress and growth of our area,” Mayor Roles said.


Nominations for the following Australia Day Awards in Boorowa are now open:

  • Lions/Apex Citizen of the Year
  • The Len and Joan Oxley Memorial Award
  • Boorowa Community Landcare Awards
  • Rotary Young Achiever of the Year
  • Senior Sportsperson of the Year
  • Junior Sportsperson of the Year – 18 years and under
  • Junior Sportsperson of the Year – 12 years and under
  • Sporting Team of the Year
  • Club Person of the Year
  • Community Awards
  • Rural Fire Service Awards

Nominations for Boorowa awards organised by specific community groups and organisations can be made by contacting the relevant organisation or Australia Day Committee directly via Sharon Meere on 0415 207 541. Nominations for Boorowa Australia Day Awards close Friday 5 January 2024 at 12noon.


Nominations for the following Australia Day Awards in Harden are now open:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Junior 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 and are available from Lorraine at Whichcraft Coffee Cottage in Murrumburrah. Nominations for Harden Australia Day Awards close Sunday 24 December 2023 at 12noon.


Nominations for the following Australia Day Awards in Young are now open:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Junior 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 Friday 12 January 2024 at 12noon.

Nomination forms can be found on our website:

Award winners will be announced on Australia Day, Friday 26 January 2024.


Media enquiries – Hilltops Council 1300 445 586