Australia Day Awards

The awards recognise Townsville’s unsung heroes and pay tribute to the special people in our community who have gone above and beyond to help improve the lives of others and contribute to a diverse, friendly and strong community.

This special person could be your neighbour, a friend or someone you have come across through your local school, church or community group. Whoever comes to mind, they are someone who works selflessly to help improve your life and the lives of others.

The efforts of these quiet achievers can often go unnoticed in our busy lives.

2024 Australia Day Awards

The 2024 Australia Day Awards are now open.

Categories you can nominate someone you know for include:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Arts and Culture Award
  • Community Volunteer Award
  • Senior Sports Award
  • Junior Sports Award
  • Environmental Excellence and Sustainability Awards

Submit your nomination by 5pm, Monday 4 December 2023 for the person, organisation, or event that you believe has made an outstanding contribution to the Townsville community, and tell us why you think they are deserving of an Australia Day Award.

Previous Winners

Thank you to all nominees for your commitment to the Townsville community.

Visit our Previous Australia Day Awards Winners page to see the winners of past years.