Australia Day Awards

Redlands Coast Australia Day Awards 2021

Each year, Redland City Council recognises outstanding Redlands Coast residents and community organisations through our annual Australia Day Awards.

We acknowledge high-achieving members in our community who have made outstanding contributions, and have given freely of their time, knowledge and enthusiasm to promote the welfare and wellbeing across the Redlands Coast community. 

On 21 January this year, we named the recipients of the Redlands Coast Australia Day Awards 2021.

Congratulations to the 24 finalists and all award recipients.

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  • Citizen of the Year Award – Lynette Shipway (Aunty Lyn)
  • Young Citizen of the Year Award (30 years and under) – Jenali Collier
  • Senior Citizen of the Year Award (60 years and over) – Graham Hinson
  • Local Hero Award – Rebecca Young
  • Local Hero Award – COVID-19 Response – Steve Zyka
  • Community Organisation Award – Special Olympics Redlands
  • Cultural Award – Maxwell (Max) Bissett
  • Environment and Sustainability Award (joint winners) – Kieron Douglass and Layne Utz
  • Sports Award – Lara Walker
  • Reconciliation Award – Adam Williams

More information

View photos from the awards ceremony on the Redland City Council Flickr page.

For more information please contact Council’s events team at