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

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.

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

New Awards in 2020

The 2020 Australia Day Awards will see the introduction of the inaugural NBRC Regional Australia Day Awards.  Award recipients from each local community of Biggenden, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Monto, Mt Perry and Mundubbera will automatically be considered for Regional Awards including Regional Citizen of the Year and Regional Young Citizen of the Year.  These awards provide the opportunity to bring the North Burnett Community together as a whole and continues to acknowledge the contributions that individuals, clubs and organisation make in each local community.  The Regional awards will be presented at the relevant community Australia Day Award Ceremonies held across the region.

North Burnett Regional Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony  

Sunday, 26 January 2020


Biggenden Memorial Hall

Cnr Victoria & Frederick Streets, Biggenden

Breakfast from 7:00am

Awards Ceremony 8:30am

MONTO – Awards & Regional Citizenship Ceremony

Monto Swimming Pool

13 Rutherford Street, Monto

Breakfast from 7:30am

Awards and Citizenship Ceremony 9:00am


Apex Park

51 Moreton Street, Eidsvold

Breakfast from 7:30am

Awards Ceremony 8:30am


Bicentennial Park

Bowen Street, Mundubbera

Breakfast from 7:30am

Awards Ceremony 8:00am


Gayndah Swimming Pool

Cnr Capper and Cullen Avenue, Gayndah

Breakfast from 7:00am

Awards Ceremony 8:00am


Mount Perry Community Hall

62 Heusman Street, Mount Perry

Breakfast from 8:00am

Awards Ceremony 9:30am

How to Nominate

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

Australia Day Award Ceremonies

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

Event details will be available soon.

You can nominate someone for a 2021 Australia Day award below.  Nominations close Friday, 20 November 2020.

Australia Day Nomination Form

Online form to nominate someone for an Australia Day award
  • Your Details

  • I would like to nominate

  • Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • Please select which community the person or group of people being nominated resides in or where the event occurred.
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    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, pdf.
  • Referee Details

    (if available)

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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