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.

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

 

Previous years

  • 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