Sutherland Shire Australia Day Awards Terms and Conditions

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2019 Sutherland Shire Australia Day Awards


Nominations open on Wednesday 1 August 2018 and close Friday 28 September 2018.
You can choose to nominate online or by downloading a nomination form .
If you need a nomination form to be mailed to you, please phone 02 9710 0993.

 There are two award categories: 

  • Citizen of the Year is awarded to a Sutherland Shire citizen who has achieved the most distinguished performance and/or made the most outstanding contribution to the Shire community during 2017/2018.
  • Community Group of the Year is awarded to an organised community group based in the Sutherland Shire, which has made the most outstanding contribution to the local community during 2017/2018.


  • Entry in the Citizen Of The Year category is open to all persons who are resident in the Sutherland Shire at the time of nomination
  • Entry in the Community Group of the Year category is open to all community groups based and operating in the Sutherland Shire
  • Nominations must be made on the official form (online or hardcopy). Photocopies are acceptable
  • Nominee information and photographs provided will be used on council’s website
  • Nominations may be made by an individual or organisation
  • You can make more than one nomination from the same organisation (Citizen only)
  • Persons cannot nominate themselves for the Citizen of the Year Award
  • Community groups may self nominate. The names of the office bearers must be listed
  • It is permissible to contact the awards office for advice regarding nominations
  • All nomination information and materials submitted remain the property of the awards office
  • Nominations are judged by councillors 
  • A minimum of three entries must be received for each category before the judges can select a winner
  • Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony held in December and again at the Sutherland Shire Council Australia Day celebrations on 26 January 2019
  • The council's decision is final
  • Entries close on 28 September 2018.


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