Thursday, October 26, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Nominations Open For 2024 Aus Day Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2024 Australia Day Awards, through the Whitsunday Regional Council.

And Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Julie Hall is calling on residents to nominate the special people in their lives for the awards.

“This is your chance to recognise and celebrate the remarkable individuals and groups that make our community a better place,” Mayor Hall said.

“The Australia Day Awards are a tradition that honours outstanding contributions to our community, and it’s your turn to be a part of it.

“Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond to make the Whitsunday Region a more vibrant, inclusive, and caring place to live?

“Whether they’ve demonstrates remarkable leadership, offered a helping hand to those in need, or achieved something extraordinary in their field, we want to hear about them.

“Residents can complete the form online, making it quick and easy to nominate someone special living in our community.”

There are eight categories of awards:

Citizen of the Year (aged 26 and older)

Young Citizen of the Year (aged 16 to 25)

Young Sports Award (aged 16 to 25)

Senior Sports Award (aged 26 and older)

Arts and Culture Award

Environmental Achievement Award

Community Event of the Year

Volunteer of the Year Award (awarded in honour of the late Wally Hinschen)

You can complete the online form at, or go to Council’s Customer Service Centre, or print one from the website.

Nominations close Wednesday November 29, at 5pm.

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