Fraser Coast Ability Awards

The ability awards are held annually to recognise those living with a disability and individuals, groups and organisations who have contributed to improving the lives of people with disabilities.

The awards shine the spotlight on those in our community who are providing inspiration, demonstrating leadership, offering mentorship and achieving results in their chosen fields.

Nominations open 6 June 2022 - close 22 August 2022

Awards Day - Presentation and Function

The Ability Awards presentation and function will be held:

Where: Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre
When: Thursday 8 September 2022
Time: 11.30am for a 12pm start

For more information please contact 1300 79 49 29 or email communityd&e@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

2022 Categories

Employment Provider

For a business that provides employment opportunities for people whose lives are affected by disability.

Sponsored by National Disability Services Nominate here
Education Provider For schools, registered training organisations and education providers that provide high quality, relevant and inclusive education for people whose lives are affected by disability
 
Sponsored by Assistance Industry Resourcing Nominate here
Community Champion For an individual who is a carer, paid or unpaid, and has gone above and beyond for their clients. Sponsored by Get Going Support Nominate here
Community Organisation For an organisation, group, club or business based on, or servicing the disability community. Sponsored by Endeavour Foundation Nominate here
Community Spirit For an individual who lives with a disability who shows strong community spirit, is inspirational and helpful. Sponsored by Time Out Disability Services Nominate here
Young Community Spirit For an individual who lives with a disability and is aged under 25, shows strong community spirit, is inspirational and helpful. Sponsored by Core Connect Psychology Nominate here
Ted Webber Individual Achievement For an individual who lives with a disability and has outstanding achievements in their chosen area. Sponsored by Centacare Community Services Nominate here
Sport and Recreation For an individual who lives with a disability and has found success within their chosen sport and/or recreation. Sponsored by ProMelius Physiotherapy Nominate here
Hall of Fame For an individual, organisation or business which has won at least two Categories in the past five years of the Ability Awards. Sponsored by Community Lifestyles Agency Nominate here

Previous years

  • 2021 Categories and award recipients

    Community Champion Michael Oxley
    Community Organisation Fraser Coaster Wheelchair Basketball inc
    Individual Achievement Dre Kelly
    Sport and Recreation Emerald Wilmhurst
    Young Community Spirit Blake Sindel
    Education Provider Maryborough State High School
    Employment Award Wilcox Bikes
    Community Spirit Rebecca Greenshields

     

     

  • 2020 categories and award recipients

    Young Community Spirit Award Awarded to a person who has a disability and has made a significant contribution to their community (25 years and below).

    Henry Rider

    Ted Weber Individual Achievement Award

    Awarded to a person who has a disability and has overcome adversity to achieve personal goals (no age limit).

    Jess McDowell

    Sport and Recreation Award Awarded to a person who has a disability and has displayed commitment in sporting and recreational activities.

    Henry Rider

    Community Champion Award Awarded to a person who has made a significant contribution to improving the lives of people with a disability.

    Jayden Lem

    Educational Provider Award

    Awarded to a person or service that has made a significant contribution in providing inclusive educational support to meet the educational needs of people with a disability.

    Maryborough State High School Enrichment Precinct
    Community Organisation Award Awarded to a group or organisation that provides support and advocacy for people with a disability.

    Mary River Mighty LionHearts

    Employment Award Awarded to a business or organisation that has made a significant contribution to the community by providing inclusive access to employment opportunities.

    OCTEC Disability Employment Services

  • 2019 Categories and award recipients

    Sport and Recreation Aiden Witt
    Employment Provider Kmart Hervey Bay
    Education Provider Belinda Epperson
    Family Values Carolyn Mudge
    Community Champion Sharon Kampman
    Community Organisation Treasure Trove Op Shop
    Community Spirit Patricia Milliner
    Young Community Spirit Jeremiah Hay
    Ted Webber Individual Achievement Award Jessica Stevens and Rhys Graves (co-winners)

Watch the 2020 Awards

For further information please contact Council's Community Partnership Officer on 1300 79 49 29 or email community@frasercoast.qld.gov.au