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2021 Australia Day Award Nominations Open

2021 Australia Day Award Nominations Open
01 October 2020

Nominations for the 2021 City of Mount Gambier Australia Day Awards are now open. The awards aim to recognise individuals or organisations that have made an outstanding contribution during the past year, or have demonstrated commitment over a number of years to our local community.

Confidential written nominations are invited for:

  • Young Citizen of the Year (persons under 30 years of age on 26 January 2021),
  • Citizen of the Year (persons 30 years of age or older on 26 January 2021),
  • Senior Citizen of the Year (persons 55 years of age or older on 26 January 2021),
  • Community Event of the Year, for events staged during 2020, and
  • Active Citizenship, delivery of outstanding work or for an event or cause staged during 2020.

Nominations are being sought for outstanding contribution and community service in areas such as education, health, fundraising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment, or other areas that contribute to the advancement and wellbeing of our community.

“The Australia Day Awards provide the opportunity to acknowledge selfless individuals and organisations who go above and beyond to give back to our community,” City of Mount Gambier Mayor Lynette Martin OAM said.

It has been a tough year for many living through the COVID-19 pandemic. However, during difficult times we often see individuals and groups step up in the face of adversity to provide support and assistance to others. We want to recognise these people through the new Active Citizenship category.- Mayor Lynette Martin

The Active Citizenship accolade will be awarded to a person or group that has demonstrated leadership and involvement in the community during the past year. The recipient does not need to be an Australian Citizen.

Nominations will be accepted until 5:00pm on Friday 20 November 2020 and should be marked ‘Australia Day 2021’ posted to City of Mount Gambier, PO Box 56, Mount Gambier SA 5290 or emailed to

Nomination forms and guidelines are available here, or from the Civic Centre, Mount Gambier Library, Mount Gambier Visitor Centre or the Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre.

For further information regarding award nominations please contact City of Mount Gambier Community Development and Engagement Officers Ben Kilsby or Heidi Gajic on (08) 8721 2555.

Media contact: City of Mount Gambier Media and Communications Coordinator Sharny McLean or (08) 8721 2401.