Each year the residents of Orange get together to celebrate, reflect, respect and recognise Australia Day as part of our collective story. Hosted in Cook Park, Australia Day celebrations include live music, great food, markets, an Australia Day ambassador, and the presentation of community awards. We’re all part of the story – come along to celebrate, reflect and respect what makes Australia what it is today.
Australia Day Awards
The people of Orange are a wonderfully giving community. Whether it be time, money, talent or advice, we all know someone who donates something of theirs to help and contribute to the betterment of others. There are hundreds of unsung heroes in our city, whose commitment and dedication makes a significant, positive difference to someone else’s life. It’s probably your cousin, your neighbour, your colleague or your close friend or family member. They deserve public recognition and you could be the one who gives it to them.
There are six award categories this year for the Orange Australia Day Awards and everyone in the community is invited to nominate someone who is deserving of acknowledgment.
The Citizen of the Year Award recognises an individual who has achieved something extraordinary, is an inspirational role model to others or who has made a sustained outstanding contribution to the local community.
The Young Citizen of the Year Award recognises an individual under 25 years of age who has achieved something extraordinary, is an inspirational role model to others or who has made a sustained outstanding contribution to the local community.
The Community Group of the Year Award recognises a group who has made a valuable contribution to the Orange community throughout the year.
The Community Event of the Year Award recognises an event that has made a valuable contribution to the community. This will be determined both in relation to the quality of the event and the scope of impact on the local government area.
The Local Legend Award recognises a person who has moulded the Orange local community with outstanding, illustrious or renowned achievement.
The Business Philanthropy Award recognises a business that seeks to promote the welfare of others, especially by the generous donation of money or services to the community and good causes.
• Regard will be given to the length and type of service performed by the nominee (i.e. in a voluntary or paid capacity)
• Nominations will be open to Australian citizens working or living in Orange
• Young Citizen of the Year nominees must be younger than 25 years of age as of 26 January, 2023
• Previous winners cannot receive the same award more than once
• Only one nominee in each category will receive an award
• Nominations will be accepted until close of business, Thursday 15 December 2022
• The decision of the Orange Australia Day Committee is final
• The Awards cannot be made to an actively serving Local Government Councillor, State or Federal politician or currently employed Local Government staff
• Awards will not be granted posthumously
• The nominator agrees that they are not aware of any information regarding the nominee that might bring disrepute to the Orange Australia Day Awards program
• Nominations will only be accepted on this original nomination form
• Nominations for outstanding sporting achievements are not considered as part of the Australia Day Awards and should be submitted for consideration in the Orange Sports Awards.