Australia Day


2021 Australia Day Awards

The following awards were presented on Australia Day, January 26:

  • Citizen of the Year Award - Truus Biddlecombe
  • Young Citizen of the Year - Lori Edgerton
  • Life Time Contribution Awards - Alfred MacDonald, James Boyd, David Ryan, Connie Symons, John Beare, Leila Porter, Estelle Kopp and Noelene Byrne
  • Community Event of the Year - Sunflower G'Day From Oz - Frederick James
  • Community Event of the Year - From War Hose to Plough Horse - El Arish Diggers Museum Committee
  • Young Sports Person - Michael Lindsay
  • Service to Sport - Michelle Lloyd
  • Cultural Award - Marie Carman
  • Young Sustainable Environment Award - Tully State High School
  • Achievement Award - Melissa La Spina and Sullivans Trail Volunteer Group
  • Excellence and Innovation Award - Shane Greenwood

More information on the above award winners is available by clicking here.


Past Award Recipients

2020 Australia Day Award Winners
Australia Day Award Winners 2009-2021


Photo Galleries

View Council's Photo Gallery page displaying past and recent Australia Day events.



Please contact Council's Community Development Officer Kath Hansen on 07 4030 2255 or via email at