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Recognising Excellence: Mackay Regional Council Australia Day Awards

Recognising Excellence: Mackay Regional Council Australia Day Awards
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As the nation gears up to celebrate Australia Day, there’s a priceless gift that costs nothing yet holds immeasurable value: recognition.

The Mackay Regional Council is inviting nominations for the prestigious Australia Day Awards, an opportunity to acknowledge the exceptional contributions of individuals and groups across eight distinct categories.

Celebrating Diverse Contributions

From the exemplary efforts of volunteers to outstanding achievements in sports, arts, culture, and environmental advocacy, these awards encapsulate the diverse tapestry of dedication within our community.

The categories span from recognising the Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year to highlighting the collective impact of community groups and individuals in arts, culture, and environmental stewardship.

Easy Nominations, Profound Impact

Nominating someone deserving takes just a few moments of your time. The online nomination form is available at, while hard copies can be obtained from council service centres.

Hurry; nominations close on January 4, 2024, offering a final chance to shine a spotlight on those who enrich our region.

Honouring Excellence, Uniting in Celebration

The culminating event, a gala at the MECC on January 25, 2024, promises to be an evening of recognition and festivity.

All nominees and nominators receive complimentary tickets to this special occasion, featuring a delightful two-course meal and captivating live entertainment.

These awards acknowledge individual excellence and reflect the collective spirit and commitment to making Mackay a better place.

As the countdown to nominations draws to a close, let’s seize this opportunity to celebrate and honour those who embody the essence of our vibrant community.

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