Gold Coasters urged to nominate a ‘local legend’ for Australia Day award

Do you know a local Aussie legend who deserves recognition for their achievements?

The annual City of Gold Coast Australia Day Award nominations are closing soon, so we’re being encouraged to nominate the people who help make our city a great place to live before it’s too late.

With six different categories up for grabs, the awards recognise excellence in community service, sporting, environmental and cultural endeavours, as well as naming the Gold Coast Citizen of the Year and Gold Coast Young Citizen of the Year.


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Mayor Tom Tate said the awards are the perfect opportunity to say thank you to our unsung heroes for their outstanding contribution to the community.

“Please take the time to go online and nominate, we want to recognise as many of these exceptional Gold Coast residents and community groups as possible,” the Mayor said.

“It is these special citizens and community groups which truly make the Gold Coast an even greater place to live”.

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 local hero, click here. But you better be quick with nominations closing on 13 November!

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Tim Patch