Awards & nominations

Australia Day 2016 award winners

 Colac Otway Shire Council takes great pride in being able to recognize the contributions individuals and groups make to our community.

Australia Day Awards

Council's annual Australia Day Awards have five categories - Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Community Service Award, Sporting Service Award and Arts Service Award. Nominations for Australia Day awards typically open mid-year. Visit the Australia Day page for more information about the nomination process.

Young Ambassador Awards

Each year Colac Otway Shire Council recognises an outstanding young leader from our region who has excelled in one or more fields of endeavour. The Young Ambassador Award recognises the academic, sporting and community achievements of year 11 and 12 secondary students within the shire. Schools are responsible for nominating students for the award. Visit the Young Ambassador Award page for more information.