Huon Valley News

2021 Australia Day Awards: Nominations now open (extended to 5 Oct)

The Huon Valley Council Australia Day Awards are presented annually to recognise the achievements and contributions made by residents of the Huon Valley municipality.

All nominees should display belief in the following qualities:

  • Strong community values
  • Demonstrated contribution and support to the Huon Valley community
  • An inspirational role model to the community

You can nominate someone who you consider outstanding in the following categories:

Citizen of the Year

The nominee has made an outstanding contribution to the Huon Valley community and demonstrated the qualities listed above.

Young Citizen of the Year

The recipient must demonstrate the same strong values as the Citizen of the Year. Nominees for this award must be under 27 years of age on 26 January 2021.

Community Event or Group of the Year

Your event or group must have made an outstanding contribution to the wellbeing of the Huon Valley community (social, environmental, business, arts and cultural). Nominations for this category must have been hosted within the Huon Valley municipal area during 2020. The event or group must have displayed a commitment to community involvement and has demonstrated a community benefit.

Due to COVID-19, Council will recognise any community group that has hosted an event via any digital media means.

Sports Award

Nominees will have supported, played, promoted or encouraged sporting activities within the Huon Valley during 2020.

Previous award winners are listed on our Awards page.


Nominations open: 1 September 2020

Applications close: 28 September 2020 5 October 2020, 5pm

Download the form here (fillable PDF)

Or, you can download and print off a hardcopy form, or pick one up at Council’s Customer Service Office at 40 Main Street, Huonville.

Once complete, please email the form to

If you have any questions, or would like some help with your application, please contact Council’s Community Engagement Officer on 6264 0300.

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