Australia Day Awards Australia Day Awards

Gladstone Regional Council hosts its annual Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony on the eve of Australia Day to recognise and reward members of the local community who have a consistent record of excellence, have made outstanding achievements in their field, and/or have contributed significantly to the growth and development of sport, community events, arts and cultural life in the region. 

Australia Day Award winners will be announced at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre in Goondoon Street, Gladstone on January 25 from 6pm.

​It is at the discretion of Council as to whether an award is presented in all categories.

Nomination forms and Award's Selection Criteria will be available about mid-September. 

Congratulations to Gladstone Regional Council's 2017 Australia Day Awards winners and nominees:

Our 2017 winners are: 
•    Citizen of the Year: Maxine Brushe
•    Young Citizen of the Year: Jasmine Elliott
•    Arts & Culture Award: Jenny Garrett
•    Senior Sportsperson Award: Nicole Lowe
•    Young Sportsperson Award: Sarah Chivers
•    Sports Official Award: Lisa Yasso
•    Community Event or Initiative Award: Friends of Bindaree Garage Sales
•    Community Volunteer Award: Catherine Hamilton 

Our 2017 Australia Day Award nominees:
Community Event or Initiative Award nominees                         
Friends of Bindaree Garage Sales
Gladstone LAN Group
Gladstone Relay for Life
Industries of Gladstone 20/20 Cricket Challenge
Thank you to the Rescuers            
Women Connecting Women Networking Events

Community Volunteer Award nominees
Betty and Andrew Bannerman
Cancer Council Queensland Volunteer Branch
Catherine Hamilton                            
Discovery Coast Environment Group
Patrick Laws
Jenny Ross

Arts & Culture Award nominees
Jenny Garrett                                     
Felicia Lloyd                            
Lilanthi Wild

Young Sportsperson Award nominees
Mia Bell
Sarah Chivers
Ronan McGuire                            
Lily Storch
Dylan Walz

Senior Sportsperson Award nominees
George de Gunst                            
Nicole Lowe

Sports Official Award nominees
Terry Fellows
Renate Frew                            
Gail Jacobsen
Stafford Sharpe
Lisa Yasso

Young Citizen of the Year nominee
Jasmine Elliott

Citizen of the Year nominees
Maxine Brushe
Jonathon Edwards                            
Dorothy Leech