Australia Day Awards

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Mildura Rural City Council’s annual 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 Council can bestow to publicly acknowledge local heroes, whose dedication and contributions may otherwise go unnoticed.

Recipients of these awards will be announced by the Mayor at our official Australia Day celebrations on 26 January 2022 at Nowingi Place.

These celebrations will get underway from 8am, and also include a free Lions Club breakfast, live entertainment, a flag-raising ceremony and Citizenship Ceremony.

*Please note this event is subject to COVID-19 restrictions. Changes will be advised as soon as possible if Victorian Government health directives change in the lead up to the event.

Award categories

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

Award nominations

Nominations for the 2022 Awards have now closed.

Nominations for the 2023 awards will open in late 2022.

Nomination forms

Nomination forms are only available when the nomination period is open.

Council will publish the nomination period in local print media, this website, on its Facebook page and through a formal media release.

When the nomination period is open, you will be able to submit nominations online via our website or by printing PDF’s that will also be made available on this page.

More information

Call Penny Robinson, Executive Support Assistant, on 03 5018 8151.