2021 Lord Mayor’s Australia Day Awards

The 2021 Lord Mayor's Australia Day Awards recognise Brisbane’s unsung heroes and pay tribute to the people in our community who have gone above and beyond to help improve the lives of others and make the Brisbane of tomorrow even better than the Brisbane of today.

Categories

2021 Lord Mayor's Australia Day Awards are open for nomination and include the following categories:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Senior Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Community Event of the Year
  • Australia Day Cultural/Arts Award
  • Australia Day Sports Award
  • Corporate Citizen of the Year
  • Australia Day Achievement Awards
  • Green Heart Award

Eligibility

All nominees must be Australian citizens and reside within the City of Brisbane at the time of nomination.

Citizen of the Year

Nominees must be 31 years of age or older as of 26 January 2021.

Senior Citizen of the year

Nominees must be 60 years of age or older as of 26 January 2021.

Young Citizen of the Year

Nominees must be 30 years of age or younger as of 26 January 2021.

Community Event of the Year

Nominated events must have been held in Brisbane during the 2020 calendar year.

Australia Day Cultural/Arts Award

No age limitation for nominees.

Australia Day Sports Award

No age limitation for nominees.

Corporate Citizen of the Year

If nominating an individual, nominees must be 18 years of age or older as of 26 January 2021.

If nominating a business, nominated businesses must have two or more employees.

Australia Day Achievement Awards

No age limitation for nominees.

Green Heart Award

If nominating an individual, nominees must be 18 years of age or older as of 26 January 2021.

If nominating an organisation, nominated organisations must have two or more members.

Selection criteria

The Lord Mayor’s Australia Day Awards recognise individuals who have made a significant contribution to their local community in a voluntary capacity.

Please outline why you think this person, organisation or event is deserving of this award. Include the number of years the nominee has provided volunteering services or the number of years the event has been held. Your response must be between 200-1000 words.

A maximum of three supporting documents you feel will assist the judges in making their decision may also be provided with your nomination form. This can include items such as personal references, photographs, samples of work, portfolios or articles.

Please do not supply originals as Council will retain all supporting documentation.

How to nominate

To nominate a person, please submit an online nomination form.

Alternatively, send your completed hard copy application (PDF - 1.9Mb) to Council, along with your 200-1000 word selection criteria:

  • by mail to:
    Protocol and Civic Events
    Lord Mayor’s Administration and Engagement
    Level 2, 64 Adelaide Street
    Brisbane Qld 4000
  • or by email to: LMRSVP@brisbane.qld.gov.au

Nominations close at 5pm on Monday 2 November 2020.

Judging process

Nominations will be reviewed by the appointed judging panel. The judges’ decisions are final and no further correspondence will be considered.

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More information

For more information, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

Last updated:21 September 2020