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Australia Day

Everything you need to know about Australia Day in the North Burnett.

Australia Day is about acknowledging and celebrating the contribution that every Australian makes to our contemporary and dynamic nation. From our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – who have been here for more than 65,000 years – to those who have lived here for generations, to those who have come from all corners of the globe to call our country home.

The marking of 26 January is an important date in Australia’s history and has changed over time: starting as a celebration for emancipated convicts and evolving into what is now a celebration of Australia that reflects the nation’s diverse people.

Australia Day Award Ceremonies

Awards are announced at Australia Day celebrations throughout the region on 26 January 2021.

Australia Day Awards and Nominations

Say thanks to a community member or group by nominating them for an Australia Day Award.

North Burnett Regional Council Australia Day Awards are the highest honour Council can bestow on an individual, club or organisation to acknowledge their contribution and service in each community of Biggenden, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Monto, Mt Perry and Mundubbera.

The awards celebrate and acknowledge the achievements and contributions of individuals, clubs and organisations who contribute to improving the lives of others and our community.

Nominations for the 2022 Australia Day Awards will open soon!

*Award categories include:

Citizen of the Year

Young Citizen of the Year

Volunteer of the Year

Community Event of the Year

Senior Sports

Junior Sports

Sports Administrator

Senior Cultural

Junior Cultural

*Regional Australia Day Awards

The inaugural North Burnett Regional Australia Day Awards have been introduced in addition to the local Australia Day Awards in each community.

The Regional Awards strive to unite the North Burnett by recognising extraordinary talent and acknowledging the valued contribution people have made to inspire and enrich the lives of others throughout our great region.

Australia Day Award recipients from each local community of Biggenden, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Monto, Mount Perry and Mundubbera will automatically be considered by the North Burnett Selection Panel.

Regional Award categories include:

Regional Citizen of the Year

Regional Young Citizen of the Year

Regional Volunteer of the Year

Regional Cultural Award

Regional Sport Award

The Regional Awards will be presented at the relevant local community Australia Day Award ceremonies held across the region.

*Subject to change.

Citizenship Ceremony

Becoming an Australian citizen is one of the most important decisions for those who have chosen to make Australia their home.

Council is honoured to conduct citizenship ceremonies on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs Immigration and citizenship (homeaffairs.gov.au) and we aim to make our ceremonies a special experience for candidates, family and friends.

For any citizenship enquiries please contact Council on 1300 696 272 or email admin@northburnett.qld.gov.au