2024 Australia Day Awards
Nominations are now open for Gunnedah Shire’s Australia Day Awards which recognise and honour individuals and groups in the local community who have worked tirelessly to shape and enrich the Shire.
The 13 categories in Gunnedah Shire Council’s Australia Day Awards are:
Citizen of the Year Award (21 and over);
Young Citizen of the Year Award (20 and under);
Ossie and Beryl Campbell Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award;
Eve Turner Perpetual Trophy;
Community Achievement Award;
Cultural Achievement Award;
Max & Mikie Maas Good Neighbour Award;
Sports Person of the Year Award (21 and over);
Junior Sports Person of the Year Award (20 and under);
Junior Sports Team of the Year Award (20 and under);
Sports Team of the Year Award;
Ivan Towns Memorial Award; and
Environmental Citizen of the Year Award (open age category).
Nominations close midnight, Sunday, 10 December 2023
Please return completed nomination forms to: Please return completed nomination forms to: Gunnedah Shire CouncilPO Box 63, Gunnedah NSW 2380 or email email@example.com
It’s time for the annual Gunnedah Shire Council Christmas Lights Competition and a return to the friendly rivalry for the coveted title of Santa Street.
Every year, Council encourages our communities in town and the surrounding villages to get festive and creative with their decorations for the chance to win prizes.
This year’s categories are:
• Best Decorated House - $200 Gunny Money Gift Card
• Best Nativity Scene - $50 Gunny Money Gift Card
• Best Christmas Theme in a Village - $150 Gunny Money Gift Card
• Santa Street – Winners’ plaque and $200 Gunny Money Gift Card
• Judges’ Choice Award - $50 Gunny Money Gift Card
• Best Dressed Shopfront Window - $100 Gunny Money Gift Card.
The competition is now open and will close 5pm on Friday, 8 December, with judging to follow shortly after. Nominees must be available on Wednesday, 20 December at 5.30pm when the winners will be presented at the Christmas Tree in Brocks Court, Gunnedah.
Gunnedah Shire Council Manager Economy and Growth Susan Frater said the Christmas Lights Competition was an annual tradition in Gunnedah Shire, and helped add extra sparkle to the streets.
Entry forms can also be picked up from the Gunnedah Shire’s Administration Building at 63 Elgin Street, Gunnedah Shire Library or Gunnedah Visitor Information Centre.
Completed nomination forms can be submitted to Gunnedah Shire Council by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, in person at 63 Elgin Street, Gunnedah or by posting to PO Box 63, Gunnedah, NSW 2380.