2020 Australia Day Awards


The Australia Day Committee will host the Australia Day Community Awards at the Memorial Hall in Hyde Street, Bellingen at 6.30pm on Friday 24 January 2020.

Each year the people of the Bellingen Shire are invited to nominate fellow citizens for Australia Day Awards. The awards aim to recognise outstanding achievement during the past year and/or contribution to the local community over a number of years.


Award Categories

  • Citizen of the Year – open to persons performing outstanding service, 21 years or older on 26 January 2020
  • Young Citizen of the Year – open to persons performing outstanding service, under the age of 21 years on 26 Jan 2020
  • Community Service – presented to a person performing sustained service in a community organisation over many years
  • Community Group of the Year – presented to an organisation enhancing the community within the past two years
  • Sportsperson of the Year – presented for achievement in sport at all levels – local, state, national - and/or contribution to sport (e.g. coaching, organising, fundraising, etc) during 2019
  • Junior Sportsperson of the Year – presented for achievement by a school student in an organised school sport
  • Sport Team of the Year - presented for achievement by a team or group of any age in an organised competition
  • Creative Arts Award – presented for Music, Art, Written or Performed, open to persons under the age of 21 years on 26 January 2020
  • Community Event of the Year – please use separate Nomination Form


Criteria and Eligibility

  • Detail the nominee’s achievements and contribution to the Bellingen Shire during 2019 and any sustained contribution prior to 2019
  • Contribution by an individual to the Bellingen Shire to be voluntary and unpaid and may be of general or specific nature
  • Unsuccessful nominees may be re-nominated in subsequent years
  • A person cannot receive a second award in the same Award category but can be considered for recognition in a separate category in following years, e.g. Young Citizen of the Year and then Citizen of the Year
  • Awards will not be granted posthumously
  • The committee reserves the right to obtain more information about each person from whatever source appropriate
  • The decisions of the Committee shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into on the subject of decisions made


Nomination Process

  • To nominate, please complete the nomination form. The nomination should detail the nature, duration and impact of the nominee’s contribution to the Bellingen Shire
  • Please supply supporting documentation to the nomination form
  • The Awards will be presented on the evening of Friday 24 January 2019 in Bellingen.
  • Any nomination received after the closing date cannot be considered
  • Additional information regarding nominations cannot be accepted after the closing date unless it is correcting earlier information supplied


NOMINATORS: Please note nominations close on Monday 2 December 2019 and should be:


emailed to: council@bellingen.nsw.gov.au

OR posted to: The Bellingen Shire Australia Day Committee

Bellingen Shire Council

PO Box 117

BELLINGEN NSW 2454

OR delivered to: Bellingen Shire Council Administrative Centre, 33-39 Hyde Street, Bellingen.

For any enquiries in relation to the submission of your nomination, please email SHammond@bellingen.nsw.gov.au



The Australia Day Committee will host the Australia Day Community Awards at the Memorial Hall in Hyde Street, Bellingen at 6.30pm on Friday 24 January 2020.

Each year the people of the Bellingen Shire are invited to nominate fellow citizens for Australia Day Awards. The awards aim to recognise outstanding achievement during the past year and/or contribution to the local community over a number of years.


Award Categories

  • Citizen of the Year – open to persons performing outstanding service, 21 years or older on 26 January 2020
  • Young Citizen of the Year – open to persons performing outstanding service, under the age of 21 years on 26 Jan 2020
  • Community Service – presented to a person performing sustained service in a community organisation over many years
  • Community Group of the Year – presented to an organisation enhancing the community within the past two years
  • Sportsperson of the Year – presented for achievement in sport at all levels – local, state, national - and/or contribution to sport (e.g. coaching, organising, fundraising, etc) during 2019
  • Junior Sportsperson of the Year – presented for achievement by a school student in an organised school sport
  • Sport Team of the Year - presented for achievement by a team or group of any age in an organised competition
  • Creative Arts Award – presented for Music, Art, Written or Performed, open to persons under the age of 21 years on 26 January 2020
  • Community Event of the Year – please use separate Nomination Form


Criteria and Eligibility

  • Detail the nominee’s achievements and contribution to the Bellingen Shire during 2019 and any sustained contribution prior to 2019
  • Contribution by an individual to the Bellingen Shire to be voluntary and unpaid and may be of general or specific nature
  • Unsuccessful nominees may be re-nominated in subsequent years
  • A person cannot receive a second award in the same Award category but can be considered for recognition in a separate category in following years, e.g. Young Citizen of the Year and then Citizen of the Year
  • Awards will not be granted posthumously
  • The committee reserves the right to obtain more information about each person from whatever source appropriate
  • The decisions of the Committee shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into on the subject of decisions made


Nomination Process

  • To nominate, please complete the nomination form. The nomination should detail the nature, duration and impact of the nominee’s contribution to the Bellingen Shire
  • Please supply supporting documentation to the nomination form
  • The Awards will be presented on the evening of Friday 24 January 2019 in Bellingen.
  • Any nomination received after the closing date cannot be considered
  • Additional information regarding nominations cannot be accepted after the closing date unless it is correcting earlier information supplied


NOMINATORS: Please note nominations close on Monday 2 December 2019 and should be:


emailed to: council@bellingen.nsw.gov.au

OR posted to: The Bellingen Shire Australia Day Committee

Bellingen Shire Council

PO Box 117

BELLINGEN NSW 2454

OR delivered to: Bellingen Shire Council Administrative Centre, 33-39 Hyde Street, Bellingen.

For any enquiries in relation to the submission of your nomination, please email SHammond@bellingen.nsw.gov.au


  • This information is being voluntarily collected to further your nomination.  The information will be kept by the Bellingen Shire Council and will be disposed of in accordance with The State Records Act 1998.  You are entitled to review your personal information at any time by contacting this Council.


    This information is being voluntarily collected to further your nomination.  The information will be kept by the Bellingen Shire Council and will be disposed of in accordance with The State Records Act 1998.  You are entitled to review your personal information at any time by contacting this Council.


    Complete Form
  • This information is being voluntarily collected to further your nomination.  The information will be kept by the Bellingen Shire Council and will be disposed of in accordance with The State Records Act 1998.  You are entitled to review your personal information at any time by contacting this Council.


    This information is being voluntarily collected to further your nomination.  The information will be kept by the Bellingen Shire Council and will be disposed of in accordance with The State Records Act 1998.  You are entitled to review your personal information at any time by contacting this Council.


    Complete Form