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Australia Day Awards

Our annual Australia Day Awards program recognises and honours the outstanding achievement of individuals within the Gold Coast community.

City of Gold Coast Australia Day Awards

2016 Australia Day Awards – do you know a local hero?

January might seem a long way off, but now’s the time to start thinking about a community champion to nominate for the City of Gold Coast’s 2016 Australia Day Awards.

Nominations open today and Mayor Tom Tate is urging the Gold Coast community to consider people or groups who are worthy of recognition for helping to make our city a better place to live.

The City of Gold Coast’s Australia Day Awards program recognises and honours the outstanding achievement of individuals and groups within our community.

The Awards identify excellence in sporting, environmental and cultural endeavours, as well as naming the Gold Coast Citizen of the Year and Gold Coast Young Citizen of the Year.

The Awards are offered in the following six categories:

Nomination categories

  • Gold Coast Citizen of the Year
    Recognises outstanding members of the community for their personal endeavours, achievements and community input.
  • Gold Coast Young Citizen of the Year
    Recognises young citizens for their personal endeavours, achievements and community input.
  • Gold FM Community Service Award
    Recognises individuals or groups who have provided outstanding service to the community.
  • Sports Achievement Award
    Recognises the committed sportsperson, coach, administrator or official whose actions inspire others and enrich the community through sport.
  • Environmental Achievement Award
    Recognises individuals or groups who demonstrate genuine passion for the environment and strive to improve it.
  • Cultural Achievement Award
    Recognises individuals or groups involved in the city’s rich cultural and arts community.

How to nominate

To nominate a Gold Coast citizen for an award, please apply online, download a nomination form, or pick one up from your local library or customer service centre.

Nominations close on 13 November 2015.

Find the 2016 Australia Day Awards nomination form below.

Announcing the winners

The winners will be announced on Friday 16 January 2016. 

Further information

To make any enquiries regarding the 2016 City of Gold Coast Australia Day Awards, please contact the City Events team on 07 5581 5286.

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