Australia Day

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.

Nomination timeframe

 

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.

Program eligibility

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):

Recognises individuals for their outstanding Citizen contribution, for their personal endeavours, achievements and service to the community during 2019.

Recognises young individuals for their outstanding contribution, for their personal endeavours, achievements and service to the community during 2019.

Recognises an event that has made an outstanding contribution to the community within the Charters Towers Regional Council region and was held between December 2018 and November 2019.

Recognises individuals for their sporting achievements, their actions which inspire, enrich and encourage others and who have made a significant contribution towards the sporting achievements of the region during 2019.

Recognises young individuals for their sporting achievements, their actions which inspire, enrich and encourage others and who have made a significant contribution towards the sporting achievements of the region during 2019.

Recognises individuals for their significant contribution to sport and/or the community as a Coach, Official or Administrator during 2019.

Recognises individuals for their outstanding contribution to the cultural life of the community through actions which encourage, enrich and inspire others during 2019.

Recognises individuals for their outstanding contribution to the cultural life of the community through actions which encourage, enrich and inspire others during 2019.

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. 

Winners announced

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

Yes, however, the Selection Panel reserves the right to consider a nominee under an alternate category to that which they were nominated. However, an individual cannot receive two Australia Day Awards in the same year.

Yes. However, an individual cannot receive the same award in consecutive years. They are eligible for awards under alternative categories.

2020 Award Nominations will be open from Friday, 6 September 2019 to 4pm Friday, 15 November 2019.

You will need to provide the below information to nominate an individual for an Australia Day Award: • Nominee contact details; and • Nominee achievements and contribution to the community. It is strongly encouraged to provide any supporting information or documentation such as newspaper articles, etc

Nomination forms are available here and from City Hall.

All nominees will be sent an invitation to attend the Charters Towers Regional Council Australia Day Awards Ceremony where award winners will be announced.

Winners will be announced at the Charters Towers Regional Council Australia Day Awards Ceremony on Friday, 24 January 2020.

Award winners will each receive an award and certificate of recognition.

Yes. Individuals are eligible to reapply next year if they are unsuccessful this year.