2016 Armidale Australia Day Celebrations


2017 Award Nominations will be in open October 2016

Armidale Regional Council (ARC) will be taking nominations for the ARC Australia Day awards. You may nominate an individual, a group or an organisation from the Armidale Regional Local Government Area to acknowledge them for their contribution to sports, recreation, cultural pursuits, the arts, community services, education and other services. People of all ages may be nominated.

Over the years, many quiet achievers among the community go out of their way to ensure that Armidale continues to be the most sought after place to reside in. There are those who continue to act as ambassadors to spread the news about Armidale, while others serve in their own quiet ways to help others in need of their assistance. There is a category to acknowledge all these wonderful achievers.

Nominations should be made on the official form available from the Civic Administration Building or may be downloaded from the bottom of this page. Completed forms may be emailed to council@armidale.nsw.gov.au, handed in at the customer service counter or posted to the General Manager, PO Box 75A Armidale 2350.

Members of the community are encouraged to consider nominating an individual, a group or organisation and to ensure that the completed forms reach Council by the close of business on Monday 5 December 2016.

2017 Event Details

The Armidale Regional Council Australia Day Committee is well underway in planning next years event.

This page will be updated from now until the event with regular posts on our facebook page.

If you have an idea on what you would like to see at the 2017 event please contact us through the email address at the bottom of the page.

The event will be held in Civic and Curtis Park while the Official Ceremony and Citizenship Ceremony will be held in the Armidale Town Hall starting at 10:30am.


2016 Australia Day Winners

Citizen of the Year - Nanette Jemmeson

Young Citizen of the Year - Matthew Carey

Senior Citizen of the Year - Peter Bannon

Community Service Award - Lyn Poulter

Community Service Award (Group) - McHappy Day – McDonalds Armidale

Sports Award JNR - Sam Jenner & Stuart Geddes

Sports Award SNR - Colin Maciver

Sports Award (Organisation) - Armidale Blues Rugby Club

Contribution to Sport & Rec - Terry Carson & Kris Croft

Contribution to Sport & Rec (Organisation) - Armidale District Netball Association

Cultural Award - Beryl Leslie

Cultural Award (Organisation) - Black Gully Festival

Community Event of the Year (Hosted in 2015) - 2015 Anzac Centenary Committee

Mayor's Special Award - Martin Hazel



Previous Award Winners

Previous Senior Citizens of the Year (PDF) (195.67 KIB)

Previous Young Citizens of the Year (PDF) (193.65 KIB)


More Information

02 6770 3600 or australiaday@armidale.nsw.gov.au

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