Thursday, January 18, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

The Whitsundays’ 2024 Australia Day Award Nominees

As Australia Day draws nearer, Whitsunday Regional Council have released their nomination list for the 2024 Australia Day Awards Nominees.

These nominees represent the community and the spirit of our region, and their individual achievements and commitment to the Whitsundays is a testament to their individual compassion and respect, to their strength and ability to bring our community together and make it a better place for all.

Citizen of the Year sponsored by at Hotel Group

   • Rabia Morris

   • David Cooper

   • Tarnia Patton

   • Megan Taylor

   • Christine Hinschen

   • Kayne Fayolle

   • Rob Harris

   • Tina Everett

   • Ashleigh Thompson

   • Claire Mitchell-Must

   • Dr. Myint Soe

Young Citizen of the Year sponsored by Whitsunday Triathlon Club

   • Danzel Lewis

   • Skye Kennedy

   • Sam Rogers

Art and Cultural Award sponsored by Whitsunday Regional Council 

   • Sally Hannemann

   • Jahla Thompson

   • Betsy Atkinson

   • Kieran McCarthy

   • Gleezus: Teen Rock Band

Community Event Award sponsored by Whitsunday Triathlon Club & Environmental Award sponsored by Whitsunday Regional Council 

   • Proserpine Community Markets

   • Proserpine High School production - Sweet Charity

   • Bowen Community Sunday Markets

   • Proserpine Whitsunday Uniting Church Flower Show

   • The Baby Welcoming Ceremony - Bowen Lions Ladies

   • Airlie Beach Park Run

   • Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre - 2023 Program of Events

   • Whitsunday Conservation Council

Senior Sports Award sponsored by Whitsunday Triathlon Club

   • Kara Olver

   • Scott Boldy

   • Wayne Hinschen

   • Aimee Sulzberger

   • Leah Savelio

   • Tim Mcquoid Mason

Junior Sports Award sponsored by Whitsunday Triathlon Club

   • Wesley Homewood

   • Giselle Tronc

   • Jure Portelli

   • Jack Oberg

   • Jacob Bell

   • Hannah Moore

   • Zane Devine

   • Lillian Kelly

Wally Hinschen Volunteer of the Year Award sponsored by at Hotel Group

   • Jill Warren

   • Sabrina Mitchell

   • Steve Fraser

   • Camryn Fordham 

   • Kym Bates 

   • Sheryl Gordan

   • Raymond Wallace

   • Kylie Borellini

   • Susan Gravelle

   • Sandy Clark

   • Mark and Anne Steen

   • Dave Tindall

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