Council seeking nominations of outstanding citizens

Australia Day ceremony in Wellington, January 2017.
Australia Day ceremony in Wellington, January 2017.

Dubbo Regional Council is seeking nominations from the community of outstanding citizens to be recognised in the 2018 Australia Day Awards for Wellington.

Council’s mayor councillor Ben Shields said the Australia Day Awards honour the region’s highest achievers and recognises those community representatives that display outstanding citizenship.

“The Australia Day Awards program is Council’s most prestigious Awards program and recognises those people who have achieved at the highest levels or have made superior contributions to our community,” Councillor Shields said.

“Previous award winners have come from all walks of life and are people that are dedicated to serving the local community.

“A vibrant community relies on the dedication of volunteers who continuously go above what is expected of them in the interests of making the community a better place. 

“There are also people in our region performing at elite levels in their chosen field.  The Australia Day Awards are a chance to recognise these people and honour them publicly.

“The application process is straightforward and I encourage all residents to nominate someone they believe deserves this recognition.”

The 2017 Australia Day Award categories for Wellington are:

•             Citizen of the Year

•             Young Citizen of the Year

•             Senior Citizen of the Year

•             Community Service or Achievement Award

•             Sportsperson of the Year

•             Junior Sportsperson of the Year

•             Community Event of Year

Nomination forms including eligibility and selection criteria are available at:


•             Dubbo Regional Council Civic Administration Buildings at Dubbo and Wellington

•             Macquarie Regional Library - Dubbo

•             Western Plains Cultural Centre

•             Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre.

Nominations for all awards close at 5pm, December 8.

The awards will be presented at the Australia Day celebrations in Wellington at Cameron Park on Friday, January 26.


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