Nominate Your Local Heroes: Central Coast’s 2024 Australia Day Awards Celebrate Outstanding Contributions

by LukeAdmin

Nominations for Central Coast Council’s 2024 Australia Day Awards are now open, providing an opportunity to recognise local individuals and groups who make an outstanding contribution to the region.

Council Unit Manager Community and Culture, Glenn Cannard said the awards are an opportunity to shine a light on Coasties who make a real difference in our community.

“For over nine years, Central Coast Council’s Australia Day Awards have acknowledged and celebrated the contributions and achievements of over 100 locals,” Mr Cannard said.

“This year’s Australia Day Awards received 60 nominations, with Ryan Wilson named Citizen of the Year for his work in starting the ‘Free Trade Day’ initiative after attending a gentlemen’s home in 2017.”

Council Administrator, Rik Hart said these awards are important in celebrating diversity, achievements and community spirit across the Central Coast.

“Now is the time to recognise someone who is doing extraordinary things in our community to ensure their efforts and achievements don’t go unnoticed,” Mr Hart said. 

“The different Australia Day Award categories means that a diverse range of people and their contributions will be recognised.

“Anyone can nominate, so I call on the community to put forward a local individual or group accomplishing great things or supporting those in our community.”

Award categories:

  • Community group
  • Community life
  • Volunteer
  • Young Person
  • Senior Citizen
  • Citizen of the Year (overall winner)

Nominations are now open until 5pm on Sunday 24 September 2023.

For further information, eligibility criteria and to make a nomination visit

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