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.

*Please note this event is subject to COVID-19 restrictions. More information regarding our Australia Day Awards event will be shared via our website and social media channels closer to the date.

Award categories

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

Award nominations

Nominations for 2022 Australia Day Awards will:

Open - 8am Friday 27 August 2021

Close 5pm Friday 5 November 2021

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. 

Nominations 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:

  • Complete the online nomination process
  • Download a nomination form from the PDF links below - print and return to us by the closing date
  • Call or email us for a nomination form to be sent to you electronically or by mail

More information

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