Australia Day Awards

Nhulunbuy Australia Day Awards - 2022

 The Nhulunbuy Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year, Local Hero, and Community Event of the Year Awards recognise individuals and organisations that have made a noteworthy contribution to the Nhulunbuy community.

2021 has again seen many challenges with community members showing amazing community spirit.

Whether it is a local organisation going over and above to improve the lives of others, role models, community leaders or the quiet achievers among us, the Nhulunbuy Corporation takes pride in recognising those who make a real difference.

This year we have opened nominations early and made the process nice and simple!

Click here to Nominate!

 Eligibility    Selection Criteria
Citizen of the Year     Must be an Australian Citizen A significant contribution to the community
Young Citizen of the Year  
Australian citizen aged over 16 years and under 30 years on 26 January 2022    An inspirational role models
Scope of the individual's contribution to the local community
Senior Citizen of the Year       Outstanding contribution or achievement by an individual aged 65 years or over on 26 January 2022An inspirational role model who displays continued excellence in their field and in the community.
Local Hero     Recognised for their outstanding contribution to the Nhulunbuy community The Local Hero Award acknowledges extraordinary contributions made by someone in their local community
Community Event of the Year     
 A person or group that has staged a community event in 2021
Online events are eligible
 Quality of the event
Scope of the impact on the local community
Event's contribution to the community


Nominations close at 5pm on the 3rd of December 2021. There will be a presentation for the winners at the Australia Day Ceremony on 26th January 2022.