Australia Day 2022

Australia Day Awards

Celebrating local groups and citizens.

2022 Nominations

The annual Australia Day Awards are presented to local groups and citizens who have made outstanding contributions to the Fraser Coast community. These awards offer an opportunity to come together and honour the achievements of community members and celebrate our community's diversity.  

Nominations closed Monday 13 December 2021.

2022 Australia Day Awards categories 

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Community Group or Organisation of the Year
  • Community Project or Event of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Cultural Award of the Year
  • Young Cultural Award of the Year
  • Sportsperson of the Year Award
  • Young Sportsperson of the Year Award
  • STEM Award of the Year
  • Young STEM Award of the Year

Awards Ceremony

A Nominees Recognition Ceremony will be held on 19 January 2022. Followed by the Australia Day Awards Presentation at the Brolga in Maryborough on 26 January 2022. 

Australia day awards 2022

2021 Award Recipients

Citizen of the Year - Gail Gauld
Young Citizen of the Year - Iluka Clifton
Sportsperson of the Year - Michael Oxley
Young Sportsperson of the Year - Owen Taylor
Cultural Award of the Year - Heather Jeppesen
Young Cultural Award of the Year - Xanthe O’Connor
STEM Award of the Year (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) - Pieta Bates
Young STEM Award of the Year (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) - Ella Tracey
Community Project or Event of the Year - Bin Isolation Outing
Community Group or Organisation of the Year - Fraser Coast Mates
Volunteer of the Year - Scott Bell
Young Volunteer of the Year - Henry Rider
Australia day 2021 winners