Australia Day

Australia Day


Etheridge Shire Council would like to invite its communities to 'celebrate what's great about Australia' in preparation for our Australia Day activities and events in 2021. Celebrations will be held at Mt Surprise on Tuesday the 26th January 2021. More details about the event will be released in the coming months.  

To help us prepare, nominations are now sought for Etheridge's annual Australia Day Awards.  Council invites your nomination of individuals and/or groups who have made significant contributions to their community, and the Etheridge region, in 2020. 

Nominations are called for the following awards categories:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Junior Citizen of the Year
  • Community Organisation of the Year or Community event of the Year
  • Senior Sports Medallion
  • Junior Sports Medallion

Nomination forms can be obtained in the following ways:

  • Download the forms here
  • By email request to
  • Paper forms available at:
    • Council Office, TerrEstrial & Post Office in Georgetown
    • Goldfields Hotel (Post Office) in Forsayth
    • The Gem Den (Post Office) in Mt Surprise
    • The Lynd Oasis Roadhouse at the Lynd Junction 
    • The Post Office in Einasleigh

Nominations close with the undersigned at 4:00pm Friday, 4th December 2020.

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

View the advertisement  Download the Nomination Form here