Nominations are open 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 education awards.
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 in 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 or a cause for the community,” Ms Christou said.
“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.”
Greater Shepparton Young Citizen of the Year for 2018 - Brooke McCluskey, said “Being nominated for the Australia Day award was such an honour and made me feel really appreciated for my efforts within the community, I think it’s a great way to show some recognition for the hard work put into the community every day!”
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 for Murchison on 23 November 2018 and for the other towns on 30 November 2018.