Australia Day Awards

Nominate an unsung hero today!

Everyone deserves their winning moment, especially the unsung local heroes in arts, education, sports, community work and business.

This is your opportunity to nominate a friend, colleague or relative - someone who deserves recognition for their achievements and contributions to the Cairns community. This could be through their personal involvement in local clubs, sporting groups, volunteering, charity work, business, cultural or youth groups, or those who take on an advocating role to speak up for their community.

Winners will be announced at Council's Australia Day Award celebrations breakfast held on 25 January 2018.

For more information please contact Raine Davies, Coordinator Events Delivery on (07) 4044 3261 or rsvp@cairns.qld.gov.au

2018 nominations are now closed

Thank you to all who nominated a friend, colleague or relative - someone who deserves recognition for their achievements and contributions to the Cairns community.

The 2018 winners will be announced at Council's Australia Day Award celebrations breakfast held on 25 January 2018.

Award categories

There are several award categories. Junior awards, including the Young Citizen of the Year, are open to residents aged 21 and under as at 31 December 2017.

  • Citizen of the Year Award
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Cultural Award
  • Junior Cultural Award
  • Sportsperson of the Year
  • Junior Sportsperson of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year (open)

See the previous winners of the Citizen of the Year Award.

About the Awards

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. Contributions must be of an outstanding nature and of direct benefit to the local community.

See the previous winners of the Citizen of the Year Award.

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Last updated: 17 December 2018