Australia Day Awards
The Australia Day Awards celebrate the achievements of individuals who inspire us through their accomplishments in service to our community, culture and sports, and challenge us to make our own contribution to a better Australia.
2019 Australia Day Awards
The 2019 Australia Day Awards recognise Townsville's unsung heroes. The awards 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 sporting 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. The Australia Day Awards are about taking the time to ensure these remarkable individuals are honoured and receive the recognition they deserve.
Nominations for the 2019 awards are now open.
Submit your nomination by 5:00pm, Sunday 2 December 2018 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.
The 2019 Australia Day Award categories
Citizen of the Year
This award recognises a person that has made an outstanding contribution to the community or has been an inspirational role model for the community. Nominees must be 26 years of age or older as of 26 January 2019.
Young Citizen of the Year
This award is presented to persons under the age of 25 years, who have made a noteworthy contribution during 2018 and/or given outstanding service to the local community. Nominees must be 25 years of age or younger as of 26 January 2019.
Arts and Culture Award
The Art & Culture Award recognises those who have made a noteworthy contribution to the arts & cultural life of the community or an outstanding achievement in a arts & cultural activity. This can include, but not limited to individuals, organisations, events and exhibitions. No age limitation for nominees.
Community Volunteer Award
This award is presented to individuals or groups who have made and outstanding effort in volunteering in our community. No age limitation for nominees.
Senior Sports Award
This award is present to individuals or teams who have made a noteworthy record of achievement in sport within the community. Nominees must be 19 years of age or older as of 26 January 2019.
Junior Sports Award
This award is open to individuals under the age of 18 or teams who made a noteworthy record of achievement in sport. Nominees must be 18 years of age or younger as of 26 January 2019.
Environmental Excellence and Sustainability Award
This award recognises outstanding environmental leaders, ambassadors - weather individuals or organisations - that have exemplified inspiration, vision, innovation, leadership and action for the environment and sustainability in Townsville. No age limitation for nominees. Nominated organisations must have 2 or members.