- Last updated:
- 24 Sep 2020
The Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards are a celebration of the contribution that individuals, community groups and organisations make in our region. Everyday people are encouraged to apply - you don't have to be famous! We're looking for the unsung heroes. If you know of a person or community group who make a difference to life on the Sunshine Coast, don't miss the opportunity to nominate them for the Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards.
The nomination process is through an online submission. Please review the category criteria and entry rules below before completing your Australia Day Awards nomination. Nominating is easy. You only need to provide 300-500 words about your nominee and how they meet the category criteria, advise their contact details and provide two supporting referee names with contact details.
The Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, 22 January 2021.
Nominations for the 2021 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards are now open.
Outstanding Achievement Award - COVID-19 response
If you are looking to nominate a person or group for this award, please nominate them in the category which most aligns with the work they have been doing. The recipient will be selected from all of the award nominations received across each of the categories.
Citizen of the Year Award
Outstanding contribution or achievement by an individual aged between 26 and 65 years on 26 January 2021.
Senior Citizen of the Year Award
Outstanding contribution or achievement by an individual aged 65 years or over on 26 January 2021.
Young Citizen of the Year Award
Outstanding achievement by an individual aged 25 years or younger on 26 January 2021.
Community Group or Organisation Award
Outstanding achievement by a group or organisation that has shown significant contribution toward developing a more socially cohesive community within the region.
Environment and Sustainability Award
Outstanding achievement by an individual, group or partnership that has achieved outstanding environment and sustainability outcomes for the Sunshine Coast community.
Outstanding achievement by an individual or group or organisation that has made a significant contribution to the cultural and creative life of the region.
Sport and Recreation Award
Outstanding achievement by an individual or group that has made a significant contribution towards the sporting or recreational achievements of the region.
2021 awards entry rules
View the 2021 entry rules
Previous award recipients
View a list of past Sunshine Coast Australia Day Award Recipients since the Sunshine Coast Council began in 2009.