Fraser Coast Abilities Awards

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

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.

2020 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

In 2020, the awards were held differently to previous years. All nominees received framed certificates and congratulatory letters with the winners being presented with trophies and certificates in person.

A virtual awards ceremony, which also includes special musical and Tai Chi performances from students at the Maryborough Special School, can be viewed below:

 VIRTUAL AWARDS CEREMONY - View here

Award Categories and recipients 2020

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

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

2019 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)