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Australia Day Awards

Mayor Mark Jamieson with 2014 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Award Winners

Nominations for the 2015 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards will open on Monday 1 September 2014.

Council holds annual Australia Day Awards. These awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals and groups in the region.

If you know of a person, community group or organisation dedicated to making the Sunshine Coast a better place, help us recognise their efforts and nominate them for a Sunshine Coast Australia Day Award.


  • Citizen of the Year, sponsored by Seven Local News
  • Young Citizen of the Year, sponsored by University of the 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
  • Creative
  • Environment, sponsored by Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast

How to nominate

Download an entry kit or nominate online from Monday 1 September 2014.

Entry brochures will also be available at council’s customer service centres, libraries and venues.

Nominations close 5.00 pm on 12 December 2014.

2015 trophy design

Council is looking for a local artist to create the 2015 Australia Day Award trophies.

Artists’ wanting to apply need to email a CV, draft sketch of the 2015 Australia Day Award design concept and an estimate of production costs for eight (8) awards to .

Submissions close Friday 11 August 2014.

2014 award winners

The 2014 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Award winners were:

  • Citizen of the Year Award: David Dangerfield, Palmwoods.
  • Young Citizen of the Year Award (tied result): Bindi Irwin, Beerwah, and Samara Welbourne, Buddina.
  • Senior Citizen of the Year Award: Greg McKean, Pelican Waters.
  • Creative Award: Steven McLeish, Landsborough.
  • Community – Group or Organisation Award: Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra.
  • Environment Award: Eumundi Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Inc..
  • Sport and Recreation Award: Tim Sheridan, Bli Bli.

Congratulations to all nominees and winners of the awards.

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Last Updated 28-Jul-14