Australia Day Awards

The Edward River Council 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 contribution to a better Edward River region and a better Australia.

As part of local Australia Day celebrations, Edward River Council presents Awards in the following eight categories:

  • Citizen of the Year;
  • Young Citizen of the Year;
  • Community Event or Initiative of the Year;
  • Senior Arts and Culture Award;
  • Junior Arts and Culture Award;
  • Senior Sports Award;
  • Junior Sports Award; and
  • The Bill Hermiston Memorial Landcare Award.

Australia Day Award recipients are determined by Council’s Australia Day Awards Assessment Panel. Award recipients are announced at Edward River Council’s Australia Day celebrations, held annually on 26 January, and presented with an Australia Day Medal and certificate by the Mayor of Edward River Council.


To be eligible for an Award, nominated individuals must be Australian citizens who live within the Edward River Council local government area. Nominees should have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years.

Individuals cannot nominate themselves for an Award. Community groups must be not-for-profit organisations, operating within the Edward River Region local government area and must consist of four members of more. 


Nominations for Edward River Council's 2018 Australia Day Awards are now open. All nominations must be made using the following nomination form:

Please use block letters when completing your nomination. You may also attach copies of any newspaper or magazine articles about your nominee or their achievements.

Completed nominations should be returned to Edward River Council by Friday, 17 November 2017. Completed nominations can be submitted by:

Post Australia Day Awards Assessment Panel 
  Edward River Council 
  PO Box 270 
  Deniliquin NSW 2710 

For further information regarding Council's Australia Day Award, or should you require assistance to complete your nomination, please contact the Office of the General Manager on (03) 5898 3000 or via email at

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