Australia Day

Australia Day Awards

Nominate Your Citizen of the Year!

Etheridge Shire Council's Citizen of the Year prizes are awarded at our Australia Day celebrations every year. 

Award Categories:
  • Citizen of the Year
  • Junior Citizen of the Year
  • Community Organisation of the Year
  • Senior Sports Medallion
  • Junior Sports Medallion 

We invite nominations throughout the year. Please read the guidelines and hints carefully to make sure your nomination is eligible. 

All forms must be submitted by the first Friday in December for Council to select the finalist's. 

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View the Nomination Form here

Download the Nomination Form here 



Etheridge Shire Council held it's annual Australia Day celebration with the theme, 'celebrate what's great about Australia'. Celebrations were held at Mt Surprise on Tuesday the 26th January 2021. 


Tim Fairfax AC

Tim Fairfax AC is a Company Director, pastoralist and philanthropist. Tim takes an active leadership role in prompting philanthropy an Australia. He is passionate about supporting rural, remote and regional communities, particularly students from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Ha has a range of business interests including operating nine rural properties in Queensland and New South Wales involving beef cattle, fine wool and grain.

Tim is Chairman of the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal and the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation. He is also the Director of the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation, Australian and Philanthropic Services, and Ningana Giving Pty Limited. He is the President of the Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art Foundation, a member of the National Portrait Gallery Foundation, the National Gallery of Australia Foundation and Australia School Plus. Tim is Patron of the AMA Queensland Foundation, the University of the Sunshine Coast Foundation, the Flying Arts Alliance Incorporated and the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.

For more information please contact Ian Kuhn, Director of Corporate & Community services on 07 4079 9007.