Nominate an outstanding citizen for Australia Day Awards 2018

Dubbo Regional Council is seeking nominations from the community of outstanding citizens to be recognised in the 2018 Australia Day Awards for Dubbo and Wellington.

Council’s Mayor Councillor Ben Shields said the Australia Day Awards honour the region’s highest achievers and recognises those community representatives that display outstanding citizenship.

“The Australia Day Awards program is Council’s most prestigious Awards program and recognises those people who have achieved at the highest levels or have made superior contributions to our community,” Councillor Shields said.

“Previous award winners have come from all walks of life and are people that are dedicated to serving the local community,” he said.

“A vibrant community relies on the dedication of volunteers who continuously go above what is expected of them in the interests of making the community a better place. There are also people in our region performing at elite levels in their chosen field. The Australia Day Awards are a chance to

recognise these people and honour them publicly,” Councillor Shields said.

“The application process is straightforward and I encourage all residents to nominate someone they believe deserves this recognition,” Councillor Shields said.

Nomination details

The 2017 Australia Day Award categories for Dubbo are:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Sportsperson of the Year
  • Young Sportsperson of the Year
  • Services to Sports Award
  • Cultural Person of the Year

 The 2017 Australia Day Award categories for Wellington are:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Senior Citizen of the Year
  • Community Service or Achievement Award
  • Sportsperson of the Year
  • Junior Sportsperson of the Year
  • Community Event of Year

Nomination forms including eligibility and selection criteria are available at:

  •  Dubbo Regional Council Civic Administration Buildings at Dubbo and Wellington
  • Macquarie Regional Library - Dubbo
  • Western Plains Cultural Centre
  • Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre.


Nominations for all awards close at 5pm, 8 December 2017.
The Awards will be presented at the Australia Day celebrations in Dubbo at Victoria Park and in Wellington at Cameron Park on Friday, 26 January 2017.

Media Contact:

Council’s Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Phone 6801 4000

Last Edited: 10 Nov 2017

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