2021 Christmas Lights Competition


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
Judges Choice Award - WINNER $50 GUNNY MONEY GIFT CARD

Completed nomination forms can be submitted to Gunnedah Shire Council by emailing, submitting in person at 63 Elgin Street, Gunnedah or by posting to PO Box 63, Gunnedah, NSW 2380.

The competition opens at 9.00am Monday, 15 November 2021 and closes at 5.00pm Friday, 10 December 2021. The competition is open to all Gunnedah Shire residents over 18 years of age who complete an entry form and live in Gunnedah or villages within the Shire.


Download the Entry Form


Australia Day Awards - Nominations Are Now Open!

Presented by the Gunnedah Shire Council Australia Day Working Group
Gunnedah Shire Council is proud to celebrate the achievements and contributions of our citizens through the Australia Day Awards. These awards recognise and honour outstanding individuals and groups in the Gunnedah community who have worked tirelessly to shape and enrich our Shire. This year the Australia Day Awards are especially significant as they acknowledge the strength, resilience and capacity of the Gunnedah community when faced with adversity.
General Criteria.

The Committee is seeking nominations for people/groups who exhibit good citizenship and community qualities, who have made outstanding contributions and/or had outstanding achievements in their particular areas of interest or endeavours, and who are positive role models in the wider Gunnedah Shire community. In addition to these qualities, each individual award has specific criteria that is listed below:
Citizen of the Year Award (21 and over)
Young Citizen of the Year Award (20 and under)
Ossie & Beryl Campbell Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award
Eve Turner Perpetual Trophy
Community & 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
Environmental Citizen of the Year Award (open age category)
Nomination form, supporting documentation emailed/posted to Council’s Events and Engagement Officer for processing by 5pm Friday, 14 January 2022.


Australia Day Activities

A jam packed day for the whole family to enjoy! From the Raft Race to the swimming pool! 

Keep an eye out for the program launch early January!