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Get your nominations in for the City of Newcastle's 2021 Australia Day Awards now

Pictured: 2020 Australia Day Award Recipients

After a challenging year, the City of Newcastle’s 2021 Australia Day Awards are now open for nominations.

The local awards aim to recognise the outstanding contributions of individuals and groups to the community over the past 12 months, with nominations being called for in the following categories; Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, and Community Group of the Year.

“Now is the time to consider those who have gone above and beyond for our community, be it a neighbour, colleague, or local community group that assists those in need.

“The Australia Day Awards recognise the quiet achievers as well as those more familiar high-profile achievers. What they have in common is their ability to inspire others, overcome challenges and make a significant impact on the people of Newcastle,” Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said.

city of newcastle australia day awards 2021Pictured: Alexa Stewart with Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes

Nominees must reside in the Newcastle Local Government Area with Young Citizen of the Year nominees to be 30 years old or younger on the 26 January 2021.

Nominations close 5pm, Sunday 6 December 2020, and can be submitted via the website here. You can also get a hard copy download from the website or pick up a form from the City Administration Centre (Level 1, 12 Stewart Ave, Newcastle West).

Successful award recipients will be announced on Australia day 2021.