Nominate your local hero for the 2023 Richmond Valley Australia Day Awards

The 2023 Australia Day Award nominations are now open, and members of the public are invited to nominate a friend, family member, community leader or colleague – the unsung heroes who you believe make the Richmond Valley a great place to live.

Nominating someone for an Australia Day Award gives the community an opportunity to publicly recognise and reward a “local hero” for their valuable and selfless efforts.

Let’s give them the recognition they deserve.

The awards are offered in the following six categories: Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year; Volunteer and Young Volunteer of the Year; and Sportsperson and Young Sportsperson of the Year.

Nominees must reside within the Richmond Valley local government area.

Mayor Robert Mustow said many locals continued their goodwill despite the extraordinary challenges caused by the global pandemic and more recently, the catastrophic floods in February.

“Our local area is fortunate to have so many fantastic, selfless people who volunteer and give back to the community rain, hail or shine,” Cr Mustow said.

“While the floods hindered activities and efforts for part of this year, there are many community members who have achieved at a high level for a long period of time.

“Whether it’s a local community group, sporting club or your neighbour, please think about nominating them for an Australia Day award.”

You can nominate as many people as you wish. Please use this online form Nominations close 5pm, Thursday 15 December.

Next year’s official ceremony will be held in Woodburn, so make sure you stay up to date with everything in the lead-up to and during Australia Day in the Richmond Valley.

Like the official Facebook page or call the Richmond Valley Council Events team on 6660 0300 for information.

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