Recognise your local heroes this festive season

Published: 13 Dec 2022

This festive season, council is encouraging residents to remember those who made our region a better place during the year.

Time is rapidly running out to give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for an Australia Day Award.

Mackay Regional Council Australia Day Awards pay tribute to individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to their local community and/or achieved exceptional results in sporting or cultural endeavours.

Nominations close Thursday, January 5, 2023.

There are eight award categories, including Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Arts and Culture, Environmental Achievement, Lori Burgess Community Volunteer, Community Group, Senior Sports and Young Sports Award.

To nominate someone for an Australia Day Award, visit council’s website or return a hardcopy version of the form to one of council’s Client Service Centres.

Nominating someone is a really simple process that takes a few minutes of your time and is the perfect way to do something meaningful this Christmas season.

All award winners and nominees will be recognised at a special awards ceremony at the MECC on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.   

The Australia Day Awards are proudly sponsored by P. Comino and Sons and Tropical Exposure and are supported by Star 101.9 Mackay and Seven Mackay.