Bellingen Shire Council needs more Australia Day award nominations

Last year's ceremony was held in Dorrigo
Last year's ceremony was held in Dorrigo

We need your help to secure more nominations to recognise our home-grown heroes ... so Bellingen Shire's 2020 Australia Day Awards will re-open to receive nominations for the two remaining categories - Creative Arts Award and Young Citizen of the Year.

Bellingen Shire Council Mayor, Cr Dominic King, said that nominations for the Australia Day Awards would re-open until Friday, December 20 and could be submitted online via Council's Create website, posted or hand delivered to Council's Bellingen Administrative Centre.

Cr King said the Australia Day Awards provided our community with a fantastic opportunity to recognise examples of outstanding achievement across the two remaining award categories.

"I think it's important that we take the time to acknowledge the young members of our community who give their time freely throughout our Shire to help others and to recognise those who have demonstrated commitment in artistic endeavours."

Cr King said Australia Day Award Winners would be announced at a community event on Friday, January 24 at the Memorial Hall in Bellingen, 6.30pm.

"The Awards Ceremony will have something for everybody including a Welcome to Country, live musical performances, finger food and light refreshments and a visit by an official Australia Day Council Ambassador."

To review Australia Day Award Categories, Criteria and Eligibility conditions or to submit an Application Form, simply go online and visit Council's Create Community Engagement Hub at or visit Council's Bellingen Administration Centre or email

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