Australia Day Awards nominations open

Posted Tuesday 12 December, 04:23pm

Nominations for Ararat Rural City Council’s Australia Day Awards 2018 are now open.

The Awards underwent a revamp in 2017 with four new categories honouring individuals or groups who continued to make a difference across the municipality.

The four awards presented will be Ararat Ambassador, Multicultural Harmony, Community Spirit and Inspiring Healthy Living.

Ararat Rural City Council Mayor, Cr Glenda McLean said last year’s Australia Day Celebrations were marked in front of a crowd of 250 people.

“Our Australia Day Awards are always a terrific opportunity to say thank you to the wonderful people who work tirelessly to make the Ararat Rural City a great place to live,” she said.

“There are many quiet achievers who run events, maintain facilities, promote worthy causes or just lend a hand to those in need and we would love the chance to recognise these people who make our community what it is.

“The eligibility criteria for the four awards are listed on our website or available to view at the Municipal Office. If you know someone who should be recognised this January, please put their name forward.”

To nominate visit or for further information please contact Manager Tourism & Community Information, Julie Kilpatrick on 5355 0270 or email

Further information regarding the Australia Day Celebrations will be announced closer to January 26.