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.

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

Congratulations to Gladstone Regional Council's 2016 Australia Day Awards winners. These community heroes have achieved and contributed immensely to the Gladstone Region and we thank you for all that you do.

Citizen of the Year
Margaret Pengelly

Young Citizen of the Year
Varsicka Kularadhan

Arts & Culture Award
Rosemary Anderson

Senior Sportsperson Award
Chelsea Baker

Young Sportsperson Award
Jack Ireland

Sports Official Award
Sarah Brennan

Community Event or Initiative Award
State Emergency Service, Gladstone

Community Volunteer Award
Paul and Betty Smith