Australia Day Awards nominations 2021


About the Awards

The Edward River Council Australia Day Awards celebrate the achievement and contribution of individuals and community organisations in our region. Our Australia Day Awards are the highest honour Council can bestow to publicly acknowledge the many local heroes within our community, whose dedication and contributions may otherwise go unnoticed.

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 gift and certificate by the Mayor of Edward River Council.

Nomination Assessment

All nominations are assessed and determined by Edward River Council’s Australia Committee. This Committee comprises:

  • The Mayor or his/her delegate;
  • The General Manager or his/her delegate;
  • Two (2) Councillor representatives; and
  • Two (2) community representatives appointed by Council.


How to Complete Your Nomination

Complete the selection criteria for your Award category. If required, you may provide any further details in a separate document as to why your Nominee should receive the Edward River Council Australia Day Award for which they are nominated.

Nominations that do not meet the eligibility and selection criteria or are not submitted on the official nomination form will not be considered. Late nominations are also considered ineligible.

You may also:

  • Enclose clear copies of any newspaper or magazine articles about the Nominee or their achievements; and/or
  • List any other awards received.

Please use BLOCK LETTERS when completing your nomination.


Submitting Your Nomination

Completed nominations should be returned to Edward River Council by close of business Monday 14 December 2020. Completed nominations can be submitted by:



Post:                Australia Day Awards Assessment Panel

                        Edward River Council

                        PO Box 270

                        DENILIQUIN  NSW  2710


Australia-Day-Nomination-Pack-2021.docx(DOCX, 179KB)