Nominations are sought for Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year (aged under 30) and Community Event of the Year for Arcadia, Dookie, Mooroopna, Murchison, Shepparton, Tatura and Toolamba.
Nominations are also sought for other categories including sports and academic.
Greater Shepparton City Council’s Director Sustainable Development Geraldine Christou encouraged residents to nominate friends, neighbours or colleagues who had volunteered their time to make a difference to their community.
“We all know people who just get out there and make things happen, lend a hand when the chips are down or go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to supporting other people, a cause or the community,” said Ms Christou.
“Council’s Australia Day Awards are a fitting tribute for these quiet achievers, and I urge anyone who has ever thought someone’s contribution deserves some recognition to nominate them for the 2019 awards.”
Nomination forms are available from Council’s Welsford Street office, online here, from Australia Day committee members or by contacting Council on 5832 9700.
Nominations close on 23 November 2018 for Murchison due to an external judging process and for the other towns on 30 November 2018.