Australia Day Awards

Australia Day is an opportunity for all Australians to come to together and celebrate contemporary Australia while showcasing our diverse culture and recognising our history.

While Australia Day means different things to different people, it is a day that welcomes everyone to reflect on their Australian experience – their past, present and future. ‘Australia Day - Everyone, every story’ showcases these personal snapshots to celebrate all the stories that make our country great.

See the Australia Day Council website for more information and history on Australia Day.

2021 Australia Day Award winners

Tamworth Citizen of the Year: Kenneth (Ken) Hall
Tamworth Young Citizen of the Year: Georgia Smith
Mitchell Brady Encouragement Awards: Kahlab Miller
Nundle Community Recognition Award: Nundle District Craft Shop
Barraba Citizen of the Year: Shaun Faulkner
Barraba Community Event of the Year: Australia Day Concert organised by About Barraba
Manilla Young Citizen of the Year: Madeline Heywood
Manilla Citizen of the Year: Vicki Margaret White
Manilla Achiever of the Year: Mitch Doring
Kenneth Hall, winner of Tamworth Citizen of the Year standing with his framed award as he received it  Georgia Smith, young girl standing in front of Australia Flag banner with her framed certificate for winning Tamworth Young Citizen of the Year Australia Day Award Madeline Heywood, standing with her framed certificate in front of Australian Flag banner for winning 2020 Manilla Young Citizen of the Year



Each Australia Day, we acknowledge individuals who’ve made an outstanding contribution to our community with the Tamworth Australia Day Awards.
Nominations for the 2021 Australia Day Awards are now closed. Stay tuned for 2022.

Previous years' awards recipients:

2020 Australia Day Awards (PDF 182.9KB)
2019 Australia Day Awards (PDF 41.2KB)
2018 Australia Day Awards (PDF 181.8KB)
2017 Australia Day Awards (PDF 142.5KB)
2016 Australia Day Awards (PDF 21.4KB)
2015 Australia Day Awards (PDF 21.4KB)