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.

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

Unfortunately this year we will not be holding the very popular "Awards Ceremony".  Taking a virtual approach, winners will be filmed and promoted through the Council's social media and digital channels.

2020 Award Categories

Community Spirit Award

Awarded to a person who has a disability and has made a significant contribution to their community (25 years and over).

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).
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.

Community Organisation Award Awarded to a group or organisation that provides support and advocacy for people with a disability.
Employment Award Awarded to a business or organisation that has made a significant contribution to the community by providing inclusive access to employment opportunities.

​Family Values Award

Awarded to a family or family member who has gone above and beyond for the community in terms of leadership, support, empowerment and education in the disability sector.

Eligibility criteria

The following is a list of guidelines nominees must meet to be eligible for an award:

  • The nominee’s achievements must be consistent with the selection criteria outlined below;
  • The nominee’s achievements must uphold the dignity of people with a disability;
  • The nominee must have shown ongoing dedication to a specific task or project; and
  • The individual, group and agency achievements must have taken place within the Fraser Coast
  • Region’s Local Government Area. 

NOMINATE NOW - 2020 AWARDS

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)