2020 Clarence Valley Australia Day Awards

Welcome to the 2020 Clarence Valley Australia Day Awards - this is your chance to nominate and have recognised someone who is changing lives and society for the better within the Clarence Valley. Please nominate below!!! Nomination period closing 8 November.

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Tips for Nominating 

Fill out as much of the form as possible, even if you do not know the person you are nominating try to provide as much detail as you can.

If at all possible please include the age of the person you are nominating. If you are not certain of the person's age then make an educated guess.

Include supporting documentation such as newspaper articles, websites, personal references and/or resumes with your nomination.


How does the awards process work?

  • Clarence Valley Council residents are invited to nominate someone who makes them proud.
  • Nominations are short-listed.
  • Nominations are judged by a community Australia Day selection panel. The selection panel is chaired by a Councillor nominated by Council as the Australia Day Advocate who oversees the selection process.
  • All those nominated and submitting a nomination are invited to the Awards dinner on Thursday 23 January 2020.
  • Award winners in each category are announced at the awards dinner on Thursday 23 January 2020.


Make sure your nominee meets the eligibility criteria

  • Nominees must be Clarence Valley citizens
  • Awards will not be granted posthumously
  • Self nominations will be accepted
  • Sitting state and federal politicians and current vice-regal officers are not eligible
  • Retired politicians and vice-regal officers will be considered for work undertaken in addition to their official duties
  • A person can not receive a second award in the same award category. For example, a person can not receive Citizen of the Year if they have already been awarded Citizen of the Year previously. Although they can be considered for recognition in a separate category, for example, Young Citizen of the Year and then Citizen of the Year.
  • The Community Achievement Award is open only to groups/organisations, not individuals or businesses

Nominate here or you can download here and send it through to us in an email. 

Express Nomination (We'll get back to you for more details)

Expression of Interest - Selection Panel Memebers

Are you interested in being apart of our selection panel? We are currently looking for nominations from members of the public to be apart of this very important panel. 

The Panel
The Australia Day 2020 Selection Panel will be required to meet, discuss and assess the nominations received and select the Clarence Valley’s award recipients.

Selection process
If you are interested in being on the selection panel please complete the form below and return to executivesupport@clarence.nsw.gov.au

Nominate here

Submissions close Friday 8 November 2019.

For further information contact: Karlie e: executivesupport@clarence.nsw.gov.au p: 02 6643 0200 

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