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

The 2021 Awards were presented at ceremonies across the Tamworth region on Wednesday, 26 January, 2022.

Tamworth Citizen of the Year: Ian Hobbs
Tamworth Young Citizen of the Year: Isla Farr
Mitchell Brady Encouragement Awards: Abbie Peet
Barraba Citizen of the Year: Amie Middlemiss
Barraba Frank Darlington Young Achiever of the Year: Zahlie Cabot
Barraba Community Event of the Year: Nandewar Historical Society Museum (Annual Barraba Markets) and Barraba Lions Club (Christmas Tree event)
Manilla Citizen of the Year: Ross Knight
Manilla Young Citizen of the Year: Rayah Fletcher
Manilla Community Event of the Year: Manilla Fire and Rescue (Annual Christmas Run)
Manilla Achiever of the Year: Jake Davey


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)