Australia Day Awards

Mildura Rural City Council’s Australia Day Awards celebrate the achievements and contributions of individuals and community organisations or groups in our region. These prestigious awards are the highest honour a Council can bestow to publicly acknowledge local heroes, whose dedication and contributions may otherwise go unnoticed.
Recipients of these awards are announced by the Mayor at our official Australia Day celebrations on 26 January.

Award nominations

Nominations for the Mildura Rural City Council 2018 Australia Day Awards have now closed.
Award categories for 2019 will include:
  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Community Event or Project of the Year

More information

Call our Executive Services team on (03) 5018 8100.

Nomination Form

Nominations for the Australia Day Awards traditionally open for a period of time in October to November each year.  A media release is generally published close to the nomination period to advise the specific dates.  Council will also publish the nomination period in local print media, this website and on its Facebook page. 

Nomination forms are only available when the nomination period is open.  Nominations are likely to require information about who is being nominated, reasons for nominating, who has nominated them and details of referees.   

When the nomination period is open, you can obtain a copy of the form in the following ways:

  • Visit a Council office in Mildura or Ouyen;
  • Download online; or
  • Submit online