Nominations for Gold Coast Australia Day Awards to close soon

DO YOU know a local hero?

If you know someone who deserves recognition, nominate them for a City of Gold Coast 2015 Australia Day Award.

Nominations close in less than two weeks so now is the time to think about a person or group you think is worthy of serious appreciation.


Mayor Tom Tate said the awards honoured people or groups who helped make our city a better place to live.

“If you know someone who works tirelessly for their local community, someone who is an inspirational leader, or a person who devotes their time to helping others, then there’s only a month left to nominate,” said Cr Tate.

“There are also categories to nominate a committed sportsperson, environmental supporters and cultural advocates.

“In every area of our community, in ways that are big and small, local heroes are contributing to making the Gold Coast the sensational place that it is. The Australia Day Awards are a wonderful way we can offer a well-deserved, community-wide ‘thank you’,” he said.

The awards are offered in the following six categories:
Gold Coast Citizen of the Year – Recognises outstanding members of the community for their personal endeavours, achievements and community input.
Gold Coast Young Citizen of the Year – Recognises young citizens for their personal endeavours, achievements and community input.
Community Service Award – Recognises individuals or groups who have provided outstanding service to the community.
Sports Achievement Award – Recognises the committed sportsperson, coach, administrator or official whose actions inspire others and enrich the community through sport.
Environmental Achievement Award – Recognises individuals or groups who demonstrate genuine passion for the environment and strive to improve it.
Cultural Achievement Award – Recognises individuals or groups involved in the city’s rich cultural and arts community.

To nominate a Gold Coast citizen for an award, please apply online or download a nomination form from or pick one up from your local library or Customer Service Centre.

Nominations close Friday 14 November 2014. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony breakfast on Friday 16 January 2015 at The Arts Centre Gold Coast. All accepted nominees will be invited to attend the ceremony.

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