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Australia Day Awards

Australia Day Awards 2021

The Georges River Council Australia Day Awards are presented annually to recognise and honour individuals who have significantly contributed to the Georges River community. This year exceptional achievements were acknowledged for the following categories, winners also noted: 

  • Young Citizen of the Year - Mr Kurt Cheng
  • Volunteer of the Year - Mr Colin Campbell
  • Green Advocate of the Year - Ms Sofia Carvajal
  • COVID-19 Hero Award - St George Police Area Command
  • COVID-19 Hero Award - St George Public Hospital

Our overall Citizen of the Year for 2021 is Mr Colin Campbell.

We are also proud to announce that our Australia Day Ambassador for 2021 is Mr Col Hardy OAM. Col Hard is a well known Aussie country music star.


Australia Day Festival 2021

Due to COVID-19 our Australia Day Festival for 2021 has been cancelled. Please keep an eye on our website and social media pages for other ways we will be celebrating over Summer.

The situation concerning the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak continues to evolve. We take the health and wellbeing of our staff, customers and our broader community seriously, and we are doing everything we can to support our people and community as we work together to manage the COVID-19 outbreak, and stay healthy and safe.

We will continue to follow directives from the NSW Government and Federal Department of Health to implement measures in the best interests of our staff and our community. For more information regarding to Australia Day 2021 watch this space.

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Australia Day 2020 Highlights

The event's headline act was the legendary Australian musician and winner of the Best Blues and Roots Album at the 2016 ARIA Awards, Russell Morris, who after an incredible career continues to inspire musicians worldwide.

Children were startstruck by a visit from the Bananas in Pyjamas and even had the opportunity for a photo in the meet and greets! For the first time at the event, children also raced eachother on two inflatable obstacle courses.

In 2019, Council received funding from Multicultural NSW "Celebrating Diversity" grant whereby the the following short film was created.


Australia Day 2019 Image Gallery


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