Australia Day Awards

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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 one of the highest honours 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 categories

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Community Project or Event of the Year

Award nominations

Nominations for 2021 Australia Day Awards will open on 1 June 2020.

Nomination forms

You can download a nomination form and background information from the links below. 

Nominations traditionally open for a period of time in August 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:

  • At all Council Service Centres
  • Download online from this website
  • Call or email us for a copy to be sent to you

To download a form from this website, please click the link to the relevant form below under the heading Related Information to open the document.  When the document is opened, please click 'File', then 'Save As'. You will then be able to complete the form and save your changes.

More information

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