2018 Australia Day Awards

The 2018 Lord Mayor's Australia Day Awards recognise Brisbane's unsung heroes. The awards pay tribute to the special people in our community who have gone above and beyond to help improve the lives of others and contribute to the city's vision of a diverse, friendly and strong community.

Nominations for the 2018 awards are now open. Submit your nomination by 5pm on Monday 13 November 2017 for the person, organisation or event that you believe has made an outstanding contribution to the Brisbane community and tell us why you think they are deserving of an Australia Day Award.

2018 Lord Mayor's Australia Day Award categories

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

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 2018.

Senior Citizen of the year

Nominees must be 60 years of age or older as of 26 January 2018.

Young Citizen of the Year

Nominees must be 30 years of age or younger as of 26 January 2018.

Corporate Citizen of the Year

Nominees must be 18 years of age or older as of 26 January 2018.

Community Event of the Year

Nominated events must have been held in the City of Brisbane during the 2017 calendar year.

Australia Day Cultural/Arts Award

No age limitation for nominees.

Australia Day Sports Award

No age limitation for nominees.

Australia Day Achievement Awards

No age limitation for nominees.

Green Heart Award - Individual

Nominees must be 18 years of age or older as of 26 January 2018.

Green Heart Award - Organisation

Nominated organisations must have two or more members.

Selection criteria

Australia Day Awards recognise individuals who have made a significant contribution to their local community in a voluntary capacity.

In your nomination:

  • please outline how this person, organisation or event has made an outstanding contribution to the Brisbane community and why you think they are deserving of an Australia Day Award. Your response must be between 200-1000 words
  • you may also provide a maximum of three supporting documents that you feel will assist the judges in making their decision. 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, organisation or event, please use one of the following options:

Nominations close at 5pm on Monday 13 November 2017.

Send your completed hard copy application to Council, along with your 200-1000 word selection criteria and supporting documentation:

  • by mail to:
    Protocol and Civic Events
    Lord Mayor’s Administration Office
    Level 2, 64 Adelaide Street
    BRISBANE QLD 4000
  • or by fax to 07 3403 9930.

Judging process

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

Privacy policy

Council will take all reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the privacy of individuals as required by the Information Privacy Act 2009 and the Information Privacy Principles contained in that Act. Read a copy of Council’s Privacy Policy online.

More information

For more information, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

2017 winners

You can read about the 2017 Australia Day Award winners.

01 September 2017