Australia Day Awards nominations closing 25 November

Published: 11 Nov 2016 10:16am

Time is running out to nominate a dead set legend for Wagga Wagga’s Australia Day Awards.

The City of Wagga Wagga and the Australia Day Community Committee are looking for locals that deserve legend status, with nominations closing at 5pm, Friday 25 November.

"There are only a few weeks left for community groups and residents to nominate our everyday champions," Australia Day Committee Chair Graham Cotter said.

"Whether they’re a tireless community advocate or long-serving volunteer, now is the time to recognise the hardworking people who make Wagga Wagga a great place to live, work and play.

"I encourage anyone considering making a nomination to do so as soon as possible."

Nominations for the 2017 Australia Day Awards can be made for Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year (27 and younger), Walk of Honour Award and the Ted Ryder Sports Memorial Award for contribution to administration in sport.

Winners will be announced in conjunction with Wagga Wagga’s Australia Day celebrations in January 2017.

For more information on the awards, head to

2017 Australia Day Awards categories

Citizen of the Year: For outstanding service to the community

Young Citizen of the Year: 27 years and younger, for outstanding service to the community

Walk of Honour Award: For substantial contributors (past or present) to the Wagga Wagga LGA. Nominees can be of any age, living or deceased and must have resided in Wagga Wagga LGA for a period of at least five years.

Ted Ryder Memorial Award: For contributions to sporting organisations through administration and general service.