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Australia Day Awards

Nominate an unsung hero today!

Mount Isa City Council Australia Day Awards pay tribute to individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to their local community and/or achieved exceptional results in sporting, or cultural endeavours.

This is your opportunity to nominate a friend, colleague or relative - someone who deserves recognition for their achievements and contributions to the Mount Isa and/or Camooweal communities. This could be through their personal involvement in local clubs, sporting groups, volunteering, charity work, business, cultural or youth groups, or those who take on an advocating role to speak up for their community.

Nominations for the 2020 Australia Day Awards are now open until 5pm on Thursday, January 10 2020. Download the Nomination Guidelines and Form below and return it to Council as per the Nomination Guidelines and Form.

Winners will be announced at Council's Australia Day Award celebrations on 26 January 2020.

IMPORTANT: Please ensure you provide a current mailing and email address for yourself and the person you are nominating as you will receive an important letter/email from council closer to Australia Day.

Nominate Online

Simply go to the online nomination form and fill in the details.

Alternatively, download the Nomination Guidelines and Form (PDF 223 KB) and email the completed form to or drop it off at the front counter of our Administration Building at 23 West Street.


Award Categories About the Awards
There are several award categories. Junior awards, including the Young Citizen of the Year, are open to residents aged 21 and under as at January 10, 2020.
  • Citizen of the Year Award
  • Young Citizen of the Year Award
  • Senior Citizen of the Year Award
  • Senior Sportsperson of the Year Award
  • Junior Sportsperson of the Year Award
  • Community Event of the Year Award
  • Arts and Culture Award
  • 2020 Southern Gulf NRM Sarus Crane Award
  • Council Nominated Spirit of Mount Isa Award

Council's Australia Day Awards are endorsed by the Federal and Queensland Governments in line with the national Australia Day Awards. The Awards recognise the unsung heroes in our community who enrich the lives of others, and do so with no fanfare and very little public recognition. Introduced in 1996, the Awards have gained more esteem and recognition each year.


Nominees must be residents of the Mount Isa City Council area who, through their personal efforts, have made a significant contribution to the community. Contributions must be of an outstanding nature and of direct benefit to the local community.


The nominee can be any individual or group who either lives or operates in the Southern Gulf region and who has been active in Natural Resource Management (NRM) within the preceding 12 months of the awards.

It is presented to a person or group who has made a significant contribution to sustainable natural resource management or the environment.

Southern Gulf NRM directors and staff or any advisory group established by Southern Gulf NRM are ineligible for individual awards; however director or staff membership of a community group does not make the community group itself ineligible for an award.