Australia Day Awards
Nominations for 2014 awards are now open.
Council holds annual Australia Day Awards. These awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals and groups in the region.
Please note: All nominees must be residents of the 2014 Sunshine Coast Council local government area. For residents of the 2014 Noosa local government area please email
You can nominate online or via:
Nominations close at 5 pm on Friday 13 December 2013.
Citizen of the Year – sponsored by Seven Local News
Young Citizen of the Year – sponsored by University of Sunshine Coast
Senior Citizen of the Year – sponsored by Maroochy RSL
Community (group or organisation) – sponsored by Sunshine Coast Daily
Sport and recreation – sponsored by Sunshine Coast Sports Federation
Environment – sponsored by Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast
2013 award winners
The 2013 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Award winners were:
Citizen of the Year Award: Garry Church, Cooroy.
Young Citizen of the Year Award: Adem Crosby, Buderim
Senior Citizen of the Year Award (tied result): Colin White, Aroona and Esma Armstrong, Ninderry.
Creative Award: Jean Sandell, Kenilworth.
Community Award: Supporting Teenagers with Education, Mothering and Mentoring (STEMM), Burnside State High School, Nambour.
Environment Award: Noosa and District Landcare Group, Pomona.
Sport and Recreation Award: Leanne Hipwood, Sippy Downs.
Congratulations to all nominees and winners of the awards.