Australia Day Awards - Frequently asked questions

A range of questions and answers to the Australia Day Awards nomination process.

For further questions regarding the Australia Day Awards Program, please contact the Community & Cultural Programs team by emailing or phoning (07) 3205 0555.


Can I nominate an individual for more than one category?

The selection panel reserves the right to consider a nominee under an alternate category to that which they were nominated.

However, an individual cannot receive two Australia Day Awards in the same year.

An individual need only be nominated once to be considered. The number of nominations received per nominee will bear no weight in the selection process.

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Can I nominate the same individual for the same category next year?

Yes. However, an individual may only receive one award under a specific category.

They may be eligible for future awards under alternate categories.

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What are the opening and closing dates of the nominations?

Nominations are invited annually and will be open from 3 September to 31 October.

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What information is required to nominate an individual?

You will need to provide the below information to nominate an individual for an Australia Day Award of any category:

  • nominee contact details;
  • contact details for a least one reference; and
  • supporting information is strongly encouraged.
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Where can I get a nomination form?

Nomination forms are available online from 3 September 2018.

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If I require assistance with the nomination form, can I contact Council?

Yes. The Community & Cultural Programs team can assist with technical support and any questions relating to the nomination process. Please email or phone (07) 3205 0555 to contact this team.

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When will the winners be announced?

Winners will be announced on the Friday before Australia Day 2019. Nominees are encouraged to refer to the Moreton Bay Regional Council website for updates.

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What do the winners receive?

All award winners will each receive a trophy and a certificate of recognition.

The Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year winners will also receive a gift voucher.

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Can I nominate the same individual next year if they are unsuccessful?

Yes. Individuals are eligible to reapply next year if they are unsuccessful in this year’s Australia Day Award Nominations.

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Can I nominate an individual of any age under any category?

Nominees must be 18 years and under to be eligible for the Young Citizen of the Year Award and Youth Sports Award. However, all other categories do not have any age restrictions.

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