Shoalhaven Australia Day Awards now open 

Nominations are now open for the 2024 Shoalhaven Australia Day Awards, with prizes up for grabs for awardees and those who go to the effort of nominating.

Mayor Amanda Findley encouraged the everyone to nominate someone who has gone above and beyond this year.

“Every day I meet amazing people who show generosity of spirit, hard work and innovation that make the Shoalhaven the wonderful place it is, and we want to see them get the recognition they deserve,” Cr Findley said.

“This is a chance to honour those special people who deserve to be recognised and celebrated,” she said.

This year there are eight categories for nominations, with each eligible for prizes and awards and nominators will go into a draw to win a $500 Holiday Haven voucher.

  • Citizen Award: 25 years and over
  • Young Citizen Award: 24 years and younger
  • Sports Person: 19 years and over
  • Junior Sports Person: 18 years and younger
  • Outstanding Emerging Artist: All ages
  • Outstanding Contribution to Arts & Culture: All ages
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Environment: All ages
  • Outstanding Contribution to an Inclusive Shoalhaven: All ages.

Nominations can be submitted until 5pm Friday 24 November 2023 via the Shoalhaven Get Involved webpage.

The winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony in January 2024.