Australia Day Awards 2021 nominations open

Published on 12 October 2020

Australia Day Award Winners 2020

The 2021 Benalla Rural City Australia Day Awards will include a COVID-19 Most Helpful Citizen of the Year category, recognising the contribution of local residents during the 2020 pandemic.

Nominations are now open for the 2021 awards, with other categories being Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Group of the Year.

Nominations for the district achiever categories are also open.

Benalla Rural City Council Chief Executive Officer Dom Testoni said the Australia Day Awards are something positive to look forward to after what’s been a challenging year.

“I encourage everyone to consider the people and groups they know who have significantly contributed to enriching the lives of others in our community,” said Mr Testoni.

“The way we present the Awards in January next year may be a little different, depending on the restrictions. Having said that, recognising people who have made a contribution is just as important as ever and we look forward doing that in a safe and meaningful way.”

The awards will be announced on Australia Day, being Tuesday 26 January 2021.

There are three ways to nominate a person or community group:

Download a copy of the guidelines.(PDF, 132KB)

Nominations close on Wednesday 2 December 2020.