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 email@example.com
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|
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).
Ted Weber Individual Achievement Award
Awarded to a person who has a disability and has overcome adversity to achieve personal goals (no age limit).
Sport and Recreation Award Awarded to a person who has a disability and has displayed commitment in sporting and recreational activities.
Community Champion Award Awarded to a person who has made a significant contribution to improving the lives of people with a disability.
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)