Nominations open for 2024 Cowra Australia Day Awards

Published on 13 September 2023

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Nominations are now being taken for the 2024 Cowra Australia Day Awards to recognise the outstanding contributions of local residents and community groups across the Cowra Shire.

“Don't let those unsung heroes go unnoticed! Now’s the time to nominate someone who inspires you for an award this Australia Day,” said Chair of the Australia Day Committee, Cr Cheryl Downing.

“There are so many people in Cowra and the surrounding areas that work tirelessly in volunteer roles to help enrich the lives of others, so please consider putting in a nomination. The Australia Day Awards are one way we can give recognition to their efforts and achievements,” Cr Downing said.

Nominations are being taken for the following awards:

  • Cowra Citizen of the Year
  • Cowra Young Citizen of the Year
  • Cowra Community Group of the Year
  • Dr Warren Whiley Memorial Award (for significant contributions to Arts, Culture and Citizenship)

Nominating someone is as easy as filling out an application form and returning it to Cowra Council by Thursday 7 December 2023. Nomination forms are available from Cowra Council’s Customer Service Centre in Kendal Street or online here.


From left; Cr Nikki Kiss, Carol Doyle of the Cowra Garden Club (2023 Community Group of the Year), Hell Horton (2023 Cowra Citizen of the Year), Laura Price (2023 Cowra Young Citizen of the Year) and Cr Cheryl Downing, Chair of the Australia Day Committee. 

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