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.

View previous Australia Day Awards winners

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