2023 Australia Day Awards

Nominations close on the 6th January 2023.

Download Nomination Form

Eligibility in Categories 

All nominees must be a resident of the Paroo Shire at the time of nomination. Nominations cannot be made by an immediate family member of the nominee. 

Citizen of the Year 
Nominees must be 26 years of age or older as at 26 January 2023. 

Young Citizen of the Year 
Nominees must be aged between 16-25 years of age as at 26 January 2023. 

Community or Cultural Event of the Year 
Nominated events must have been held in the Paroo Shire, during the calendar year of 2022. 

Sports Award (Athlete or Sports Administrator) 
Nominees to be recognised for achievements and service throughout the calendar year of 2022. 

Selection Criteria 

Please consider the selection criteria listed below when completing your nomination and attach a response that is no longer that 2 A4 pages. (Supporting documentation may be additional). 

  • How has the person/event made an outstanding contribution to the local community? 
  • How is the person an inspirational role model for the community? 
  • Why do you believe that this person should receive an Australia Day Award? 

Supporting Documentation 

Supporting documentation may also be provided with your nomination form that you feel will assist the judges in making their decision. Supporting documentation can include items such as personal references, letters, photographs, samples of work, portfolios, articles etc. Please do not supply originals of supporting documentation, as all documentation will be retained by the Paroo Shire Council. 

Judging Process 

Nominations will be reviewed by the appointed judging panel. The Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 

Award Recipients 

Award recipients will be announced at a ceremony during our Australia Day Celebrations on Thursday 26 January 2023.

For more information email community@paroo.qld.gov.au or phone 4655 8422.