Nominations now open for Georges River Council’s 2018 Australia Day Awards

Proud citizens: left to right, The 2017 Georges River Council Young Citizen of the Year Samantha Cantwell, Georges River Council general manager Gail Connolly, Volunteer of the Year Jean Harrow, Georges River Council administrator John Rayner, Citizen of the Year Natalia Esdaile Watts and Federal Member for Banks, David Coleman MP.
Proud citizens: left to right, The 2017 Georges River Council Young Citizen of the Year Samantha Cantwell, Georges River Council general manager Gail Connolly, Volunteer of the Year Jean Harrow, Georges River Council administrator John Rayner, Citizen of the Year Natalia Esdaile Watts and Federal Member for Banks, David Coleman MP.

Georges River Council’s 2018 Australia Day Awards are now open to recognise the contribution of local heroes to the community.

Georges River Council mayor, Kevin Greene said the Australia Day Awards present an opportunity for everyone to recognise and celebrate the individuals who have contributed extensively to the Georges River community.

“I would like to encourage all community members to nominate people who contribute to our society and who challenge us to make our own contributions to the community,” Mr Greene said.

“This year, Council will receive nominations across three categories – Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.”

Mayor Greene explained that in order to nominate someone for an award, you will need to outline how your nominee has contributed to the local community in the category for which you are nominating them.

“When you are nominating your local hero, you will also be asked to summarise your nominee’s achievements and explain why you think this person is a positive role model and an inspiration to members of the community,” he said.

“If you think there is someone in the community that deserves to be recognised, then head to Council’s website and fill out a nomination form.”

The winners of the council’s 2018 Australia Day awards will be announced at a special event at the Booth Saunders Pavilion at Hurstville Oval on Monday, January 22, 2018.

Nominations for the awards will remain open until close of business, Friday, November 24.

In order to be eligible to be nominated for Council’s 2018 Australia Day Awards, nominees must live in the Georges River Council local government area and must be an Australian Citizen.

For more information or to nominate someone for the awards, please visit

http://www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/Community/What-s-On/Major-Events/Australia-Day-Awards

Hard copy nomination forms will also be available at each of Council’s Service Centres in Hurstville and Kogarah.

Award Details

The three categories are:

Citizen of the Year (aged 26 years and over as of December 31, 2017);

Young Citizen of the Year (aged 25 years and under as of December 31, 2017);

Volunteer of the Year (16 years or over as at December 31, 2017).

Closing date: Nominations will be received up until close of business on Friday, November 24.

Late applications will not be accepted.