Great Lakes - Australia Day 2015

Nominate a local person for a Great Lakes Australia Day Award

Do you know someone living in the Great Lakes area who makes a difference to the community in which you live?  There are many quiet achievers within our local communities and region who never ask for acknowledgement.  Now is the time to nominate them!

Nominations open on Tuesday 7 October 2014 and close on Monday 24 November 2014 for the 2015 Great Lakes Council Australia Day Awards.

These awards have been established to recognise outstanding achievements or invaluable service to the community by individuals in three categories:

  • Young Citizen of the Year (over 16 and under 28 years of age as at 26 January 2015);
  • Citizen of the Year (28 years of age or over as at 26 January 2015);
  • Sportsperson of the Year (open age).

Open to all residents of the Great Lakes area, this is an ideal chance to recognise the achievements and services of some of our outstanding individuals.  It is a unique opportunity for residents, community and sporting groups to acknowledge the hard work of colleagues, family or friends who publicly deserve our thanks. 

On Australia Day, let's really commit to making Australia an even better place by acknowledging those in our community who do so much for so little by presenting them with an Australia Day Award.

These awards will be presented at a ceremony on Australia Day, Monday, 26 January 2015 at Club Forster and eligible nominees will be encouraged to attend the Awards Ceremony.

Applications and guidelines are available by contacting Sue Bookallil at Great Lakes Council on telephone 6591 7295 or:

Download a copy of the nomination form:

Application Form

Australia Day e-Calendar Competition

The e-calendar competition is on again!  All students of primary schools in the Great Lakes are invited to participate.

Kids, you have until 31 October 2014 to create your art work on this year's theme:

The Anzac Spirit

Entry forms at your school!

The competition is run as part of Council's Australia Day celebrations and you are invited to attend the Australia Day ceremony held at Club Forster on 26 January 2015.

  • 13 winning entries are selected by each school and sent to Council.  Council will then produce an e-calendar for each school, including its winning entries.
  • Council will also select 13 winners and produce an overall community calendar on Council's website for free public download.
  • Every participating school receives a book prize for their school library plus the e-calendar for their school.
  • Winners get their artwork included in the Calendar, and the winners of Council's Calendar will be presented with an award by the Mayor, Cr Jan McWilliams at next year's Australia Day ceremony.
  • Entries are also on display in Council libraries across the Great Lakes during the January school holidays.


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Last Updated: 13/10/2014