Australia Day Celebrations & Awards

Australia Day Awards

Renmark Paringa Council celebrates what's great about Australia with a free community breakfast and official ceremony, including presentation of awards to winners of Council’s Australia Day Awards.
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.
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.

Further information can be found in the nomination form available to download below.

Nomination Form

Past winners of Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Community Event of the Year and Special Awards.

2020 Australia Day winners

2020 Renmark Paringa Citizen of the Year Award

Jill Knight

2020 Renmark Paringa Community Event of the Year

Renmark West Union Church Centenary, accepted by Jackson Wickham

2020 Renmark Paringa Community Service Award

Jackson Wickham and David Nattrass

Photo - Courtesy The Murray Pioneer