Nominations for 2017 Australian of the Year now open

The Australia Day Council of NSW invites residents from the Western Plains Regional Council local government area to nominate inspirational Australians from their community for the 2017 Australian of the Year Awards.

Council’s Administrator Michael Kneipp said the awards are a great way to recognise Australians doing great things in the community locally, nationally and globally.

“Western Plains Regional Council encourages all residents to recognise someone worthy of your attention for one of these awards,” Mr Kneipp said.

“This region is full of inspirational people who contribute daily to our communities and this is a perfect chance to give them the recognition they deserve,” he said.

The Awards are now open for nominations and there are four categories in which you can nominate – Australian of the Year; Senior Australian of the Year (65 years and over); Young Australian of the Year (16 to 30 years) and Australia’s Local Hero.

“Think about past winners of Australia Day Awards in your community, these people would be perfect candidates for these awards,” Mr Kneipp said.

Finalists from each State and Territory are selected in each of the four categories.
“There are 32 State and Territory recipients who then become National Finalists for the Australia of the Year Awards which will be announced in January, 2017.”

Nominations can be made online at Home ‐ Australian of the Year or by phoning 1300 655 193.

Alternatively, you can pop into your local Council office and pick up a postcard to mail your nomination.

Nominations will close on Sunday 7 August 2016.



Michael Kneipp
Council’s Administrator
6801 4000

Last Edited: 18 Feb 2021

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