Cassowary Coast Regional Council

Australia Day Awards Australia Day Awards

The Cassowary Coast Regional Council Australia Day Awards recognise residents who have made an outstanding contribution to the community and/or excelled in their field of endeavours.

The award categories are:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Lifetime Contribution Award
  • Community Event of the Year
  • Senior Environment Award
  • Junior Environment Award
  • Senior Cultural Award
  • Junior Cultural Award
  • Senior Sportsperson of the Year
  • Junior Sportsperson of the Year
  • Sports Administrator Award
  • Achievement Award
  • Excellence Award

How to nominate

Please provide supporting documentation if you think it will help the judges. This could be a personal reference, photographs, samples of work, portfolios and articles.

Do not supply originals of supporting documentation, as all documentation will be retained by the Cassowary Coast Regional Council.

Nominations can be delivered to Cassowary Coast Regional Council offices in Innisfail, Tully or Cardwell, or sent via mail or email:

Cassowary Coast Regional Council
PO Box 887



All nominees must be residents of the Cassowary Coast region at the time of nomination.  You can only win a category once.  A summary of past winners is listed below.


Nominations will be reviewed by a judging panel. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Award Recipients

Australia Day Award Winners 2009-2016

Photo Galleries

To view Council's Photo Gallery including Australia Day past and present, click here.


Please contact Council's Cultural and Recreational Development Officer Kath Barnett on (07) 4030 2255 or via email at