Nominations are now open for Wollongong City Council’s 2020 Australia Day Awards, which recognise the outstanding achievements of members of our local community.
There are eight categories for groups and individuals.
Mayor Gordon Bradbery says the Australia Day Awards recognise and celebrate community members and organisations that have made a positive impact on the community.
“We now have two new categories that allow us to help recognise those people who bring Wollongong to the world and also those people who advance diversity and inclusion in our community,” he says. “I encourage everyone to nominate a friend, a work colleague or member of a community organisation in the 2020 Australia Day awards.
Mayor Bradbery says previous winners have come from all walks of life and include a Scout leader, a doctor, jazz musician, a surf boat crew and people helping the homeless.
“The things they have in common are passion and dedication. If that sounds like someone you know, go online and nominate them.”
Nominations can be made in the following categories:
- Citizen of the Year
- Senior Citizen of the Year (aged 65 or over)
- Young Citizen of the Year (aged 25 or under)
- Arts and Cultural Achievement Award
- Sports Achievement Award
- Innovation Achievement Award
- Community Group of the Year Award.
- Wollongong to the World Award
- Diversity and Social Inclusion Award
Nominations are now open. You can use the online form to nominate before close of business 2 December 2019.