Nominations for Gold Coast Australian of the Year Awards to close soon

Do you know a local hero that deserves some recognition?

Inspiring Gold Coasters who are making a difference to the city are set to be celebrated at the 2022 Gold Coast Australian of the Year Awards.

Nominations close on April 17, so now is the time to put forward a local who you think is worthy of serious appreciation.


“We want to recognise those people that are changing lives and our community for the better,” Acting Mayor Donna Gates told myGC.

“This may be someone who has gone above and beyond in their career, overcome challenges in their life achievements or those who have had an impact on those around them.”

City of Gold Coast are calling for nominations from the public for the following award categories:

Gold Coast Australian of the Year
Honouring the achievements and contributions of eminent Gold Coasters who are role models for us all, contribute to making the Gold Coast great and are positive ambassadors for the region.

Gold Coast Senior Australian of the Year
Celebrating those Australians aged 65 and over who continue to achieve, inspire or make a difference within the wider community.

Gold Coast Young Australian of the Year
Recognising inspirational 16 to 30-year-olds who have accomplished great things in a particular field of endeavour.

Gold Coast Local Hero
Acknowledging people who make a difference and challenge us to think about our contribution to creating a better local community.

Nominations for the Gold Coast Australian of the Year Awards close on April 17, with winners to be announced in June. To nominate, visit:

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