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2018 Australia Day Awards

The Burdekin Shire Council Australia Day Awards recognise members of our community who have made an outstanding contribution to the community and for their exceptional achievement in a variety of areas.

The 2017 Australia Day Award Nominations are now open and members of the public are encouraged to nominate an individual or group whom they believe deserves recognition for their valuable and selfless efforts.

The Australia Day Award categories are:
·         Citizen of the Year
·         Young Citizen of the Year (Under 25)
·         Life Time Contribution Award
·         Community Event of the Year
·         Senior Sports Person of the Year
·         Junior Sports Person of the Year
·         Sports Administrator Award
·         Sportsperson with a Disability Award
·         Senior Cultural Award
·         Junior Cultural Award
·         Excellence Award
·         Senior Environment Award
·         Junior Environment Award

How to nominate

To nominate, you will need to complete the 2018 Australia Day Awards nomination form attached.  Completed nomination forms must be returned to the Burdekin Shire Council, Po Box 974, Ayr QLD 4807 or in person to the Customer Service desk or via email burdekinsc@burdekin.qld.gov.au.

Supporting documentation may also be provided with your nomination form if you feel it will assist the judges in making their decision.  Supporting documentation can include items such as personal references, photographs, samples of work, portfolios, articles etc.  Please do not supply originals of supporting documentation, as all documentation will be retained by the Burdekin Shire Council.

You can download the 2018 Australia Day Awards nomination form using the following link:

2018 Australia Day Awards Nomination Form - (pdf 1 MB)

Printed copies of the nomination form are available from the Burdekin Shire Council or the Burdekin Library.

Nominations close on Tuesday, 12th December 2017.

Eligibility in Categories

All nominees must be a resident of the Burdekin Shire at the time of nomination.

Judging Process

Nominations will be reviewed by the appointed judging panel. The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Award Recipients

Award recipients for 2018 will be announced at the Australia Day Celebrations evening being held on Thursday 25th January, 2018 at the Burdekin Memorial Hall.


Enquiries should be directed to Tony Vaccaro on (07) 4783 9800.


Tax Help Program

July to October

The centre is a Tax Help Centre where community members can access an ATO trained volunteer to help complete individuals tax returns online using MyGov.  
(Eligibility criteria applies) For more information please contact 4783 4243.


Community Visitors urgently needed

We require Community Visitors for HOME HILL and AYR

We have elderly clients who are housebound and lonely. They feel trapped in their own homes and would love someone to call round and visit them. Their family members live away and some weeks no one would visit.

If you have an hour to spare either weekly or fortnightly, please contact RITA QUAGLIATA at BCA on 47833744.




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