Australia Day Awards | Redland City Council

Australia Day Awards

Australia day awardsEach 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. 

Nominations are now closed

Thank you for nominating the people, groups and community organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to Redlands Coast. The Redlands Coast Australia Day Awards will be announced in January 2023.

Award categories

Award category

Criteria

 Citizen of the Year

 

  • Outstanding achievement and leadership by an individual in the Redlands Coast community.
  • Demonstrated selfless commitment and involvement in activities that promote the welfare and wellbeing of the community.
  • Contributions being completed on a voluntary basis or exceeding the normal requirements of the nominee’s paid work.
  • Achievements can be personal, academic, or professional.
  • Provides a positive role model for others through leadership, innovation, and creativity.
  • Nominee is 18 years or older as of 26 January 2023 and resides in Redlands Coast.

 Senior Citizen of the Year (60 years and over)

 

  • Outstanding achievement and leadership by an individual in the Redlands Coast community and/or economy
  • Demonstrated selfless commitment and involvement in activities that promote the welfare and wellbeing of the community.
  • Contributions being completed on a voluntary basis or exceeding the normal requirements of the nominee’s paid work
  • Personal, academic or professional achievements
  • Contribution in the relevant field
  • Demonstrated leadership, innovation and creativity
  • Personal interests and community involvement
  • Nominees must be Redland City residents aged 60 years or older as at 26 January 2023.

 Young Citizen of the Year (30 years and under)

  • Outstanding achievement and leadership by an individual in the Redlands Coast community and/or economy
  • Demonstrated selfless commitment and involvement in activities that promote the welfare and wellbeing of the community.
  • Contributions being completed on a voluntary basis or exceeding the normal requirements of the nominee’s paid work
  • Personal, academic or professional achievements
  • Contribution in the relevant field
  • Demonstrated leadership, innovation and creativity
  • Personal interests and community involvement
  • Nominees must be Redland City residents 30 years of age or under as at 26 January 2023.

 Local Hero Award

 

  • Outstanding dedication and contribution by an individual to one or more areas of Redlands Coast.
  • Demonstrated voluntary service, expertise and community leadership that has led to the betterment of the quality of life of others. 

 Community Organisation Award

 

  • Outstanding contribution by a voluntary service organisation to the wellbeing of the Redlands Coast citizens
  • Demonstrated commitment and delivery of a service to improve lives and opportunities for Redlands Coast community members.

 Cultural Award

 

  • Significant achievement by an individual or group who produces and promotes outstanding creative work in Redlands Coast
  • Open to performers, musicians, visual artists, actors, directors, etc. who reside in Redlands Coast
  • Demonstrated achievement in building capacity of local artists and cultural groups

 Environment and Sustainability Award

  • Outstanding contribution and dedication by an individual or group to protect and enhance Redlands Coast’s natural environment and community amenity.
  • Demonstrated selfless commitment and involvement in activities that promote the Redlands Coast environment.

 Sports Award

  • Significant achievement by an individual or group for their contribution to sport in Redlands Coast and beyond.
  • Contributing to outstanding management or administration to sport or recreation activities and providing innovative and inclusive programs or coaching of others on a voluntary basis or exceeding the normal requirements of the nominee’s paid work.

Reconciliation Award

  • Significant achievement by an individual or group who are actively working on reconciliation between our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous people in Redlands Coast.
  • Demonstrated selfless commitment and involvement in activities that promote Reconciliation in Redlands Coast.

Nomination steps

  1. Make sure you have time to nominate
    Submitting a nomination typically takes around 20 minutes. You’ll be able to save your submission and resume later if you need more time.
  2. Check eligibility
    Make sure that:
    1. They are an Australian Citizen and reside within Redland City; or
    2. If they are a group or organisation they must be located and operate in Redland City
    3. Nominations for minors (under 18) must have the consent and contact details of the nominee’s parent or guardian.
    4. They have not been a winner of a Redlands Coast Australia Day Award in the last three years.
  3. Gather your information
    You will need the following information to complete and submit a nomination:
    1. A photo of the nominee
    2. Any additional images, videos or documentation to support the nomination
  4. Submit your nomination 

Other information

Terms and conditions

  • All nominees must be an Australian citizen and reside within Redland City at the time of nomination
  • Nominees should satisfy the criteria specific to each category (listed under each category above)
  • Regard will be given to the nominee’s achievements in 2022, as well as their past achievements and ongoing contribution to the Redlands Coast community
  • Nominations must be made online via the official website link provided by Redland City Council
  • Groups or community organisations that are nominated must be located and operate in Redland City
  • A candidate may be nominated in only one award category per nomination
  • Submitting multiple nominations for the same individual/event will not influence the nominee's chances of being selected as a finalist and/or winner
  • Nominations for minors (those under 18 years of age) must have the consent of the nominee’s parent or guardian and provide the parent or guardian’s contact detail
  • Self-nominations are not accepted
  • A photo of the nominee must be submitted with the nomination
  • All questions relating to the nomination of this person or organisation must be answered
  • Winners of a Redlands Coast Australia Day Award in the last three years are not eligible for nomination
  • Nominations must be received by 11.59pm Friday 2 December 2022. Late nominations will not be considered. No responsibility will be taken for nominations that are not received by the closing date.

Selection process

  • Nominations will be reviewed and evaluated by the appointed selection panel
  • Nominations will be checked to ensure they meet the criteria and terms and conditions. Nominations that do not meet these requirements will not be accepted and the nominator will be notified.
  • The selection panel will make their decision based on the criteria for each award and the supporting information provided with the nomination. The selection panel reserve the right to consider any nomination for any award category.
  • The selection panel reserve the right to deem a nomination void or not appropriate.
  • The selection panel will confirm nominations across all award categories based on the eligibility of each nominee. If no eligible nominations are received, Redland City Council reserves the right to remove any award category as required. All nominees must satisfy the above criteria.
  • The selection panel will shortlist the successful nominations to finalists.
  • Finalists will be invited to the awards presentation dinner to be held in January 2023.
  • The selection panel's decisions are final and no further correspondence will be considered.
  • Nominees who were not successful in being shortlisted as a finalist will not receive an invitation to the event.
  • Nominees who were not successful in being shortlisted will not be mentioned in any event communications (selection panel's discretion).
  • Nominees who were not successful in being shortlisted will not receive a letter of nomination from the Mayor (selection panel's discretion).

View previous winners.

For more information please contact Council’s events team at events@redland.qld.gov.au.