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Still time to nominate your local hero for Australia Day Awards

Published: 17 Nov 2022 2:25pm

The local community is being urged get their nominations in now for Wagga Wagga’s 2023 Australia Day Awards, with entries closing at the end of next week.

There are five categories in the awards: Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Environmental Citizen of the Year, Ted Ryder Sports Memorial Award, and the Walk of Honour.

Most of the categories are aimed at individual recognition, while the Environmental Citizen of the Year Award can be an individual, environmental organisation or community group.

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Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Dallas Tout said it is not too late to put in a nomination.

“If you have been thinking about a local champion who is making a contribution to the community, now is the time to give them the recognition they deserve,” Cr Tout said.

“The online nomination process is easy to complete, and you can also submit a paper-based application if you prefer.

“Our Events Team will answer all of your questions and help you through the submission process if you need any assistance completing the application.”

Nominations close at midnight, Friday 25 November 2022.

Wagga Wagga City Council’s Events Officer Emma Corbett said the committee would love to see a diverse range of applicants across all of the award categories

“Wagga Wagga is a generous community and is made up of hundreds of volunteers who provide support to a range of organisations, sporting groups, youth initiatives, charities and more,” Ms Corbett said.

Mayor Cr Dallas Tout and Emma Corbett sitting on seat next to Wollundry Lagoon
NOMINATE NOW: Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Cr Dallas Tout and Council Events Officer Emma Corbett say there is still time for people to get their nominations in for the 2023 Australia Day Awards.

“We want to honour the contributions being made across the city and encourage our community members to step forward to put in a nomination for those deserving candidates.

“The awards night is a wonderful opportunity to bring together the outstanding members of our community and recognise their achievements, demonstrating Wagga Wagga’s appreciation for their dedication and commitment.”

Wagga Wagga’s Australia Day Awards ceremony will be held at the Civic Theatre on the evening of Wednesday 25 January 2023.

To submit an online nomination, visit or pick up a hard copy application form from the customer service desk at the Civic Centre.

For further information please contact or call 1300 292 442.