Australia Day AwardsBack
The Charters Towers Region Australia Day Awards are a celebration and an opportunity to recognise the valuable contribution that individuals, community groups and organisations make in our region. We are looking for someone that is great at what they do, beyond what would reasonably be expected in their profession, contributes to the Charters Towers Region and inspires those around them. Everyday people are encouraged to apply - you don't have to be famous, we're looking for the unsung heroes in our community. If you know of a person or community group who make a difference to life in the Charters Towers Region, don't miss the opportunity to nominate them for an Australia Day Awards.
Nominations are invited annually from individuals and community organisations from September through to November.
|Nominations||Opening Date||Closing Date|
|Australia Day Award Nominations 2020||Friday, 6 September 2019||4:00pm - Friday, 15 November 2019|
Nominations may be submitted online from Friday, 6 September and will close at 4:00pm on Friday, 15 November, 2019.
Nominees for the Australia Day Awards Program must, at the time of nomination:
- be an Australian Citizen;
- reside within the Charters Towers Regional Council region;
- be nominated by a person or persons other than themselves;
- not be involved in the administration of the Australia Day Awards Program (including the selection process); and
- not be a sitting member of State, Federal or Local Government.
Award categories & how to nominate
The Australia Day Awards program offers eight (8) award categories (Click on the category name to view details):
Selection - Significant contributions & achievements
Nominees will be judged against the following selection criteria:
- Contribution to the local community;
- Contribution, commitment in their field;
- Community memberships;
- Inspirational role model for the community; and
- Demonstrated achievement in their field (Sports, Arts & Culture Awards only).
The Australia Day Awards Selection Panel is comprised of five (5) assessors.
Nominated individuals will be assessed by a Selection Panel.
The information you provide is the ONLY information the Selection Panel have to choose the winner.
You may know this person well, but the Selection Panel may not!
Tell us as much as you can about your nominee and include specific descriptive details and examples rather than general statements.
Please also provide/upload any supplementary material including photos and media that may strengthen your nomination.
The Selection Panel may seek additional information from other sources that are deemed appropriate and relevant to the assessment of the nomination.
If nominations are either limited or not of a sufficiently high standard, the panel reserves the right not to recommend an award for a particular category.
How and when will winners be announced?
All nominees will be invited to attend the Charters Towers Regional Council Australia Day Awards Ceremony.
Winners will be announced at the special awards ceremony held on Australia Day for nominees, their guests and the community.
Successful nominees under each program category will receive an award and a certificate of recognition.
Frequently Asked Questions
Nomination forms are available here and from City Hall.