Celebrate Australia Day

Nominations are open for Australia Day awards

Armidale Regional Council is seeking nominations for the 2018 Australia Day awards.

There are many people in our community who give their time and energy to make a positive difference. This is an opportunity to recognise some of our quiet achievers. People of all ages may be nominated.

Nominate an individual, a group or an organisation to acknowledge them for their contribution to: sports, recreation, cultural pursuits, the arts, community services, education and other services.

There are also awards for: Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year.

Nominations close 20 December 2017

Download a nomination form here or nominate online here!


Program of Events

Thursday 25 January 2018 - Guyra Awards Dinner
At the Guyra Bowling and Recreation Club – commencing at 6.30pm. Come and meet our Australia Day Ambassador
Tickets: Adults - $25
Children under 12 - $15
Available at the Guyra Council Office until 4.00pm on Friday, 19 January, 2018

Friday 26 January 2018 - Breakfast at Ben Lomond 
Commencing at 7.00am at Ben Lomond Memorial Hall.

Friday 26 January 2018 - Armidale Official Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony 
Will be held in the Armidale Town Hall starting at 10:00am with morning tea followed by the ceremony at 10:30am. 

Friday 26 January 2018 - Guyra Flag Raising Ceremony
11.00am at Rotary Park on the New England Highway.

Friday 26 January 2018 - Armidale Afternoon of Fun in the Park
Community events will be held in Civic and Curtis Park in the afternoon kicking off from 2pm which will include, live entertainment, kid’s activities and fireworks.

Friday 26 January 2018 - Guyra Pool Party
Guyra Pool free entry and BBQ (gold coin donation).

Friday 26 January 2018 - Tingha Australia Day Luncheon and Awards Presentation
At the Tingha Sport and Recreation Club commencing at 12:30pm. Flag raising ceremony and address by the Australia Day Ambassador.  
Tickets $15 available from Audrey McArdle.

Friday 26 January 2018 - Family Fun Afternoon 
At the Tingha Sport and Recreation Grounds and commencing at 5pm there will be a family fun afternoon with a range of family friendly activities and a free bbq.

Friday 26 January 2018 - Tingha Movies in the Park  
At the Tingha Sport and Recreation Grounds and commencing on nightfall, the feature movie will be followed by a spectacular fireworks display by Holy Smoke.

Saturday 27 January 2018 - Guyra Movies in the Park
At the Guyra Recreation Grounds and commencing on nightfall, the feature movie will be followed by a spectacular fireworks display by Holy Smoke.