Australia Day Awards
Nominate a community champion for 2014 Australia Day honours
Council's Australia Day Awards are endorsed by the Federal and Queensland Governments in line with the national Australia Day Awards.
The Awards recognise the unsung heroes in our community who enrich the lives of others, and do so with no fanfare and very little public recognition. Introduced in 1996, the Awards have gained more esteem and recognition each year.
Nominees must be residents of the Cairns Regional Council area who through their personal efforts have made a significant contribution to the community. A person may be recognised in any field, including the arts, education, community work and business. Contributions must be of an outstanding nature and of direct benefit to the Cairns Regional Council community.
There are six award categories:
- Cultural Award
- Volunteer of the Year
- Senior Sportsperson of the Year
- Junior Sportsperson of the Year
- Young Citizen of the Year
- Citizen of the Year Award
How to nominate - nominations extended to 30 December 2013
Nomination forms are available from Council's customer service offices and Cairns Libraries branches or can be downloaded from Related Documents at rights. Alternatively, you can submit your nomination online using the web form (see Related Links at right).
** Nominations have been extended until Monday 30 December 2013. **
The awards will be presented at a special ceremony to be held in the Cairns Regional Council Civic Reception Rooms on 25 January 2014.
Douglas Shire awards
Due to the impending re-establishment of the Douglas Shire Council, the nomination form is relevant only to the Cairns Regional Council area as per the local government boundaries at 1 January 2014. Douglas Shire Council will be running its own Australia Day Awards program for 2014. For more information, please contact Kerrie Hawkes on telephone 07 4099 9444.