District Council of

Loxton Waikerie

Citizen of the Year Awards

Australia Day, January 26, is the biggest day of celebration in the country

Australia Day, January 26, is the biggest day of celebration in the country and is observed as a public holiday in all states and territories.  Australia Day is a time to ignite our National Pride. A nation of difference and unity, people from the city, the country, different nations and backgrounds; we are one people, living together. Through our diverse beliefs and experiences we learn from each other and grow together.

Australia Day today is a community day. With formal ceremonies around the country - flag raisings, citizenship ceremonies and the presentation of community awards - combined with local events and fun activities, the day belongs to the people. Celebrations now include a strong festive aspect with special events encouraging the participation of the entire family and all members of the community. On Australia Day we celebrate what's great about being Australian.  It's the day to reflect on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation.

While the historical significance of January 26 remains, there is a greater awareness of the wish to celebrate modern Australia. It is a land of many people, but one nation. It is a young, fresh and vibrant country in one of the oldest lands on earth, with one of the oldest cultures. It is a land of extremes but also a land of harmony and of the spirit of the fair go. Australia is one of the few countries in the world to celebrate 150 years of continuous democratic government.

Australia Day Citizen Awards, Young Citizen Awards and Community Event of the Year Awards are presented annually to local citizens/groups who have made an outstanding contribution to the community.

Nomination forms can be obtained from both the Loxton and Waikerie Offices of the Council or by clicking the file below. Nominations must be accompanied by suitable details to assist the judging panel.

Please click below to view the following files:

Media Release - Citizen of the Year

Loxton Previous Recipients

Waikerie Past Recipients 

Citizen of the Year Guidelines 

Loxton Waikerie Nomination Form
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Administration
Principal Office - Loxton
29 East Terrace
Phone: 08 8584 8000
Branch Office - Waikerie
Strangman Road
Phone: 08 8541 0700
Visitor Information Centres
Loxton
On the Roundabout - Bookpurnong Terrace
Phone 08 8584 8071
Waikerie
12911 Sturt Highway
Phone: 08 8541 2332
Libraries
Loxton:
East Terrace
Phone: 08 8584 8051
Waikierie
Strangman Road
Phone: 08 8541 0720