2019 Australia Day Awards nominations now open
The awards recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals who work tirelessly to enrich the community through their commitment and service to others.
Each year the awards are presented during Maitland’s Australia Day celebrations. In 2020, the official ceremony which features the Australia Day Awards and citizenship ceremony, will be held at Maitland Town Hall on Sunday, 26 January, with family friendly activities to continue in Maitland Park.
Mayor Loretta Baker says ‘Maitland is privileged to have so many residents who devote their time to giving back to their local community, and it’s crucial that we recognise and celebrate their contribution to our city at this annual event.
‘I encourage you to nominate these individuals if you know of anyone who should be recognised as Citizen of the Year or Young Citizen of the Year.’
Council welcomes nominees from a wide variety of areas including education, conservation, culture, environment, health, fundraising, charitable and voluntary services, business, arts, sport, schools and any other area that contributes to the advancement or wellbeing of Maitland. Achievements which will be recognised include a single outstanding achievement in the last year or numerous achievements over many years.
The judging panel looks for nominations which show results of good citizenship, determination, creativity, enthusiasm, commitment and a demonstrated search for excellence.
For more information about the Australia Day Awards or for a copy of the nomination please click here. Nominations close at 9.00am on Friday 22 November.