Australia Day

Australia Day, 26 January, is the day to reflect on what it means to be Australian, to celebrate contemporary Australia and to acknowledge our history.

Everything you need to know about Australia Day in the North Burnett.

Australia Day is about acknowledging and celebrating the contribution that every Australian makes to our contemporary and dynamic nation. From our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people  – who have been here for more than 65,000 years – to those who have lived here for generations, to those who have come from all corners of the globe to call our country home.

The marking of 26 January is an important date in Australia’s history and has changed over time: starting as a celebration for emancipated convicts and evolving into what is now a celebration of Australia that reflects the nation’s diverse people.

Australia Day Awards

Say thanks to a community member or group with an Australia Day Award.

North Burnett Regional Council Australia Day Awards are the highest honour Council can bestow on an individual, club or organisation to acknowledge their contribution and service in each community of Biggenden, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Monto, Mt Perry and Mundubbera.

The awards celebrate and acknowledge the achievements and contributions of individuals, clubs and organisations who make a contribution to improving the lives of others and our community.

Nominations for the 2021 Australia Day Awards open Monday, 5 October 2020 and close Monday, 16 November 2020.

Award categories include:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Community Event of the Year
  • Senior Sports
  • Junior Sports
  • Sports Administrator
  • Senior Cultural
  • Junior Cultural

How to nominate

  1. Complete the online form (below)
  2. Download or collect a nomination form at your local Library or Customer Service Centre and lodge via email, post or in person at your local Library.

Australia Day Award Ceremonies

Awards will be annouced at the 2021 Australia Day celebrations held in ech community of Biggenden, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Monto, Mount Perry and Mundubbera on Tuesday, 26 January 2021.

Event deatails will be available soon.

Regional Australia Day Awards

The inaugural North Burnett Regional Australia Day Awards have been introducted in addition to the local Australia Day Awards in each community.

The Regional Awards strive to unite the North Burnett by recognising extraordinary talent and acknowledging the valued contribution people have made to inspire and enrich the lives of others throughout our great region.

Award recipients from each local community of Biggenden, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Monto, Mount Perry and Mundubbera will automatically be considered for the Regional Awards including:

  • Regional Citizen of the Year
  • Regional Young Citizen of the Year
  • Regional Volunteer of the Year
  • Regional Cultural Award
  • Regional Sport Award

The Regional Awards will be presented at the relevant local community Australia Day Award ceremonies held across the region. 

North Burnett Regional Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony  

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

BIGGENDEN

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MONTO 

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EIDSVOLD

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MUNDUBBERA

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GAYNDAH

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MOUNT PERRY 

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You can nominate someone for a 2021 Australia Day award below.  Nominations close Monday, 16 November 2020.

Australia Day Nomination Form

North Burnett Regional Council is calling for nominations from clubs, organisations and individuals from within each of the six North Burnett communities of Biggenden, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Monto, Mount Perry and Mundubbera. Before submitting a nomination, please review the Australia day information sheet for guidelines and selection criteria for each award.
  • Your Details

  • I would like to nominate

  • Please select which community the person or group of people being nominated resides in or where the event occurred.
  • Why should they be recognised?

  • If your nominee is successful, this extract may be used in media promotion and official ceremony communications.
  • e.g. media articles (social and print media), copies of other awards, achievements and/or personal references.
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, pdf.
  • Referee Details

    Please provide details of a referee. We may contact the referee to obtain comment or additional information about the nominee. The ideal referee is someone that has had close involvement with the nominee in the course of their service or is able to comment directly on the nature and impact of their achievements.

Information Privacy Act Collection Notice

Information Privacy Act 2009 collection notice – Council is collecting this information in order to process your nomination. This information will be accessed by the relevant Australia Day Committees (including parties external to Council) and the successful awardees name and accomplishments may be released publicly.

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