Australia Day 2020 - Nominations and Guidelines

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Calling for nominations for 2020 Australia Day Awards

Colac Otway Shire residents are being encouraged to nominate outstanding members of the community with the 2020 Australia Day Awards now open.

The Australia Day Awards bring the community together to recognise the work and commitment of individuals and groups who have made a significant contribution to the Shire.

The Australia Day awards seek to recognise the achievements of people within various sectors of the community.

This is your opportunity to nominate those in the community who give their time and skills to others, people who have had a positive impact on the lives of others.

If you have friends, family or workmates who are worthy of an Australia Day Award nomination, and put their names forward please consider nominating them for an Australia Day Award.

Awards are given in the following categories:

Citizen of the Year - awarded to an individual who has made a noteworthy contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years.

Young Citizen of the Year - awarded to an individual who has made a noteworthy contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years.

Community Service - awarded to an individual or group who has performed outstanding community service during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years.

Sporting Service - awarded to an individual or a group that has made a noteworthy contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the local sporting community over a number of years.

Arts Service - awarded to an individual or a group that has made a noteworthy contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the local arts community over a number of years.

Australia Day in 2020 will be located in Beeac after interest was displayed by the community.   

Colac Otway Shire Australia Day award nominations must be received by 4pm on Friday 26 September 2019.

Nomination forms and guidelines are available from Council’s customer service offices in Colac and Apollo Bay, or can be downloaded from the links below. 

Australia-Day-2020-Award-Guidelines_1.pdf(PDF, 348KB)

Australia-Day-2020-Award-Nomination-Form-Writeable.pdf(PDF, 652KB)