- Last updated:
- 01 Jul 2022
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.
Nominations for the Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards will open on 4 July and close on 18 November 2022. Recipients will be announced at a special ceremony on Friday, 20 January 2023.
Citizen of the Year Award
Outstanding contribution or achievement by an individual aged between 26 and 65 years on 26 January 2023
Senior Citizen of the Year Award
Outstanding contribution or achievement by an individual aged 65 years or over on 26 January 2023
Young Citizen of the Year Award
Outstanding achievement by an individual aged 25 years or younger on 26 January 2023
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
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
Outstanding achievement by an individual, group or partnership that has achieved outstanding 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
2023 awards entry rules
View the 2023 entry rules
Previous award recipients
View a list of past Sunshine Coast Australia Day Award Recipients since the Sunshine Coast Council began in 2009