Australia Day awards

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The awards program brings the community together to recognise and celebrate the achievements of individuals and organisations that make an outstanding contribution to the Swan Hill municipality. There are three categories for nomination:

Australia Day Citizen Award

A person who has succeeded in a significant individual achievement or a number of service activities over a significant period of years. Nominee must be 30 years or older on 26 January 2024.

Australia Day Young Citizen Award

A person who has attained an outstanding personal achievement or provided a significant contribution to the community. Nominee must be under 30 years on 26 January 2024.

Community Event of the Year Award

To a group of people or organisation that has succeeded in a particular achievement, service, special event, or valuable contribution within the local community during the past year (nominations can be included for events held 12 months prior to the closing date of Thursday, 24 November 2023).

Nominations are now open! 

Submit your nomination 

Paper nomination forms are available at Council office’s during business hours. Completed forms can be forwarded to the Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 488, Swan Hill or by emailing