Australia Day Awards

Each year, Hepburn Shire Council calls for nominations for local citizens and groups that have made a significant contribution to our community. The awards are founded by the National Australia Day Council and are administered by Local Government Authorities throughout Australia.

The awards are announced during the Australia Day Eve Celebration to be held on 25 January 2021. Dependent on the current restrictions and guidance regarding COVID-19, the ceremony may be conducted virtually.

For more information about the Awards, including the eligibility criteria, please refer to the Australia Day Awards Guidance Document.

Nominations

Nominations are now open and close Sunday 22 November 2020 at 5pm. Please complete the form below for the Award you would like to submit a nomination for:

Please return completed nomination forms by 5:00pm Sunday 22 November 2020 to:

  • Email: shire@hepburn.vic.gov.au
  • By post: PO Box 21, Daylesford Victoria 3460
  • In person to a Hepburn Shire Council Customer Service site

2020

Australia Day Award recipients were:

Recipients

  • Citizen of the Year – David Hall
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Lachlan Wrigley
  • Community Event of the Year – Clunes Ceramic Awards

2019

Australia Day Award recipients were:

Recipients

  • Citizen of the Year – Lawrence Porter
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Ethan Brown
  • Community Event of the Year – Centenary of the Shire of Creswick Avenue of Honor at Kingston

2018

Australia Day Award recipients were:

Recipients

  • Citizen of the Year – Peter Hanrahan
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Georgia Drewer
  • Community Event of the Year – The Daylesford Art Show and ARTober

2017

Australia Day Award recipients were:

Recipients

  • Citizen of the Year – Valerie Lawrence
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Jacob Clarke-Demaj
  • Community Event of the Year – Mollongghip Poetry Slam

2016

Australia Day Award recipients were:

Recipients

  • Citizen of the Year – Michael Cheshire
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Oscar Broad
  • Community Event of the Year – Creswick 1915

2015

Australia Day Award recipients were:

Recipients

  • Citizen of the Year – Graeme Johnstone
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Molly Bedwell
  • Community Event of the Year – Love your Sister Homecoming

2014

Australia Day Award recipients were:

Recipients

  • Citizen of the Year – Bob Kennedy
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Dillon Godfrey
  • Community Event of the Year awarded jointly to – 175th Anniversary Celebration of Settlement of Smeaton and Great Day in the Gardens – Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens (150th
    Anniversary Celebrations)

2013

Australia Day Award recipients were:

Recipients

  • Citizen of the Year – John Walter
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Amy Harrison
  • Community Event of the Year – Children’s Booktown 2012

2012

Australia Day Award recipients were:

Recipients

  • Citizen of the Year – Jane Lesock
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Matthew Stephens
  • Community Event of the Year – Creswick/Clunes Thanks to the Community

2011

Australia Day Award recipients were:

Recipients

  • Citizen of the Year – Iris Jones
  • Community Event of the Year – Lyonville Inaugural Fireman’s Ball

2010

Australia Day Award recipients were:

Recipients

  • Citizen of the Year – Mac Fawcett
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Joshua Gilligan
  • Community Event of the Year – Banquet@Bailey hosted by the Clunes Tourist and Development Association.

2009

Australia Day Award recipients were:

Recipients

  • Citizen of the Year – Johanna Van Oostveen
  • Community Event of the Year – Creswick Hospital Auxiliary’s “It’s a Shoe Thing” exhibition
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