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Australia Day Festival and Awards

The Georges River Council Australia Day Awards are presented annually to recognise and honour individuals who have significantly contributed to the Georges River community.

Nominate your community hero in one of the following categories:

  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Citizen of the Year

Awards Presentation

Nominees will receive a formal letter confirming their nomination. Winners and nominators will receive invitations to the official award ceremony to be held on Australia Day, 26 January 2023 where the winners for each category will be announced.


Nominees must be an Australian Citizen and live in the Georges River Local Government Area. All information contained in the nomination will be treated confidentially. 

Application period is Friday 21 October 2022 to Friday 2 December 2022.

To apply please complete the Australia Day Awards Nomination Form.

Hard-copy application forms will be available from Council’s Customer Service centres.

Australia Day Festival 2023

Join us on Australia Day at Carss Bush Park to enjoy the scenic views of the bay, an array of food stalls, children's activities and a stunning fireworks display to close the evening at 9.00pm. 

To entertain you, the big screen will feature Aussie screen classics and music, plus Australian sporting coverage. 

Date Thursday 26 January 2023
Time 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Location Carss Bush Park, Carwar Avenue, Carss Park. 

Limited parking will be available at Carss Park Flats. We encourage you to walk, cycle or catch public transport where possible.

Australia Day Image Gallery

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