Australia Day Awards
Australia Day, January 26, is the biggest day of National celebration. On Australia Day Renmark Paringa Council celebrates what's great about Australia and being Australian with a free community breakfast and official ceremony, including presentation of awards to winners of Council’s Australia Day Awards. It's the day where we reflect on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation. It's the day for us to commit to making Australia an even better place for the future.
Nominations are open all year round for the Renmark Paringa Council Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year , and Community Event of the Year Awards.
Citizen of the Year Award: To be eligible, the person must be an Australian Citizen and the person must either live in the Renmark Paringa Council district or if residing out of the district, the services they provide are for the Renmark Paringa Council district.
Young Citizen of the Year Award: To be eligible, the person must be an Australian Citizen under 30 years of age on 26 January 2016 and the person must either live in the Renmark Paringa Council district or if residing out of the district, the services they provide are for the Renmark Paringa Council district.
Community Event of the Year Award: This is presented to the person/group who has staged the most outstanding community event during the past year. The event must have been held in the Renmark Paringa Council district or have resulted in a significant benefit to the Renmark Paringa district.
The awards are open to residents who have made an outstanding contribution to the community during the year or over a number of years. The events category is open to individuals or groups who have staged an outstanding community event.
A special Australia Day Breakfast is held in the beautiful Jarrett Memorial Gardens, along the river, where the community is invited to come together, affirm commitment to Australia and provides us with a wonderful opportunity to recognise and acknowledge members of our local community who have made positive contributions and honour them on Australia Day as the Citizen of the Year Awards are handed out.
Pictured above L-R: Margaret Howie on behalf of the Rural Women's Gathering - Community Event of the Year , Citizen of the Year, Grant Schwartzkopff, Mayor Neil Martinson and Young Citizen of the Year Connor Bakaj
Download a copy of the application form here - Application - Australia Day Nomination