Australia Day at Balranald Shire

Australia Day Nominations

Balranald Shire celebrates Australia day in both Balranald and Euston townships.

As part of the Australia Day festivities, Balranald Shire Council recognises the achievements of members of our community for their contributions during the previous year and calls for nominations. This is your chance to recognise the most deserving members of our community.

Council recognises its citizens through nominations in the following categories:

Citizen of the Year – Presented to the most outstanding Citizen
Young Citizen of the Year – Presented to the most outstanding Citizen aged under 30 years

Sportsperson of the Year – Presented for outstanding achievement in sport

Environmental Citizen of the Year – Presented for preserving the environment, innovative use of the Return and Earn Scheme to fund raise for a meaningful cause, or fostering partnerships that achieve litter reduction and recycling outcomes. Individuals and organisations including schools, local businesses and community groups are eligible.

Young Sportsperson of the Year– Presented for outstanding achievement in sport

Sporting Team of the Year – Presented for outstanding team achievement in sport

Special Achievement Award – (in any field of endeavour)

Community Event – Presented to the person or group who has staged an outstanding community event during the previous year

Nomination forms are available at Councils office or via email requests.

If you know someone who makes your community a better place, nominate them for an Australia Day Award today.

How do I make a nomination?

Balranald Shire Council will publicly announce when Australia Day Nominations are opened and a Nomination Form will also be released at that time.

The Nomination Form will be available on this page for download or you will be able to collect a form from Council Office or the Euston Post Office.

Nominations must be in writing on the official form and submitted to the General Manager marked Confidential – Australia Day.

The General Manager
Balranald Shire Council

Post: PO Box 120, Balranald NSW 2715


In person: Council Office, 70 Market Street, Balranald

Who judges the Awards?

The Awards are judged by a selection panel made up of Executive of Chairs Advisory Committee.

When will the recipients be announced?

The Award recipients will be announced at the official Awards Ceremony on Australia Day.