Celebrate Australia Day

2017 Award Nominations are open October 2016

Armidale Regional Council (ARC) will be accepting nominations for the ARC Australia Day awards. You may nominate an individual, a group or an organisation from the Armidale Regional Local Government Area to acknowledge their contribution to sports, recreation, cultural pursuits, the arts, community services, education and other services. People of all ages may be nominated.

Over the years many quiet achievers among the community go out of their way to ensure that Armidale continues to be the most sought after place to live. There are those who continue to act as ambassadors to spread the news about Armidale, while others serve in their own quiet way to help others in need of their assistance. There is a category to acknowledge all these wonderful achievers. “Each of these awards will be presented in Armidale, Guyra and Tingha at ceremonies to be held on Australia Day 2017,” Dr Tiley said.

Nominations should be made on the official form available from the Civic Administration Buildings in Armidale or Guyra, or downloaded here (PDF 260.1KB).

For further information please read the Armidale Australian Day Awards Nomination Guidelines. (PDF 274.2KB)

Completed forms can be emailed to council@armidale.nsw.gov.au, hand delivered to Armidale or Guyra’s customer service counters, or posted to the Interim General Manager, PO Box 75A Armidale 2350.

Nominations must be submitted by close of business Wednesday 30 November 2016.

2017 Event Details

The Armidale Regional Council's Australia Day Committees are well underway in planning the 2017 events. Visit this page to view updates informing the community on upcoming events or like us on facebook to receive regular posts.

We welcome suggestions for the day and encourage you to contact council with your ideas.

Program of Events

Armidale Official Ceremony and Citizenship Ceremony will be held in the Armidale Town Hall starting at 10:30am.
Community event will be held in Civic and Curtis Park in the afternoon

Breakfast at Ben Lomond – commencing at 7.00am at Ben Lomond Memorial Hall.

Guyra Flag Raising Ceremony – 11.00am at Rotary Park on the New England Highway.
Guyra Pool Party – Guyra Pool free entry and BBQ (gold coin donation).
Guyra Guyra Awards dinner held on 25 January at the Guyra Bowling and Recreation Club – commencing at 6.30pm.

Tingha Flag Raising and Awards Luncheon – Tingha Sport and Recreation Club.
Evening movies in the park and fireworks (movie TBC).