2019 Australia Day Awards

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The Australia Day Committee will host Australia Day Community Awards at the Dorrigo Community Hall in Hickory Street at 6.30pm on Friday 25 January 2019.

The Award Categories for 2019 will be:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Sportsperson of the Year
  • Junior Sportsperson of the Year
  • Community Service Citizen
  • Community Group
  • Community Event
  • Creative Arts Award (21 years and under)

The awards will be presented by our Australia Day Ambassador, Donny Galella.

Community members are invited to arrive at 5.30pm for light refreshments and entertainment. Please show your support for this event by coming along and meeting the nominees, Australia Day Committee and our Australia Day Ambassador, Mr Donny Galella.




The Australia Day Committee will host Australia Day Community Awards at the Dorrigo Community Hall in Hickory Street at 6.30pm on Friday 25 January 2019.

The Award Categories for 2019 will be:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Sportsperson of the Year
  • Junior Sportsperson of the Year
  • Community Service Citizen
  • Community Group
  • Community Event
  • Creative Arts Award (21 years and under)

The awards will be presented by our Australia Day Ambassador, Donny Galella.

Community members are invited to arrive at 5.30pm for light refreshments and entertainment. Please show your support for this event by coming along and meeting the nominees, Australia Day Committee and our Australia Day Ambassador, Mr Donny Galella.




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  • 2019 Australia Day Ambassador Announced

    8 months ago
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    The Australia Day Committee is delighted with the announcement that renowned fashion designer and stylist. Donny Galella has been named as Bellingen Shire’s Australia Day Ambassador for 2019.

    Donny Galella is one of Australia's most in demand Fashion Stylists with over 14 years experience in the industry. He appears regularly on Channel 7’s The Morning Show and Sunrise and performed the makeovers on the hit show Beauty and the Geek(2013 & 2014). His vast portfolio includes: styling photo shoots, dressing celebrities for the red carpet such as the Emmy Awards, The Logie Awards, The ARIA Awards, Dally M Awards...

    The Australia Day Committee is delighted with the announcement that renowned fashion designer and stylist. Donny Galella has been named as Bellingen Shire’s Australia Day Ambassador for 2019.

    Donny Galella is one of Australia's most in demand Fashion Stylists with over 14 years experience in the industry. He appears regularly on Channel 7’s The Morning Show and Sunrise and performed the makeovers on the hit show Beauty and the Geek(2013 & 2014). His vast portfolio includes: styling photo shoots, dressing celebrities for the red carpet such as the Emmy Awards, The Logie Awards, The ARIA Awards, Dally M Awards and the AACTA Awards.

    Bellingen Shire Mayor, Cr Dominic King said “it will be a real honour for our Shire to host such a talented and inspirational Australia Day guest and I hope Donny will take the opportunity to visit some our local business houses during his visit.”

    The official Bellingen Shire Australia Day Community Awards presentation will be held on Friday 25 January 2019 at the Dorrigo Community Hall, commencing at 6.30pm with light refreshments and some entertainment commencing at 5.30pm.

    The Citizenship Ceremony will be held at 9.00am on Saturday 26 January 2019 in conjunction with a community celebration at the Morgo Street Reserve, Urunga.