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Australia Day

Please note Awards ceremonies have been cancelled, with recipients announced online at 9:00am on the day. Most other events are proceeding. Read more here.

Longreach Regional Council 2022 Australia Day Award Recipients

Longreach:

Citizen of the Year
Benjamin Palmer

Young Citizen of the Year
Macen Palmer

Senior Sporting Achievement
Daniel Prosser

Junior Sporting Achievement
Kody Hunt

Team Sporting Achievement
Longreach Senior Rugby League Longreach/Ilfracombe Tigers

Sports Administration
Malcolm Sellick

Senior Cultural Award
Georgia Palmer

Junior Cultural Award
Harley Walker

Community Group or Association Cultural Award
Thomson River Lions Club Inc

Community Event of the Year
Longreach Jockey Club ‘Sprout Agribusiness Longreach Cup /Country Cups Challenge’

Ilfracombe:

Citizen of the Year
Kate Wright

Young Citizen of the Year
Georgia Wright

Senior Sporting Achievement
Nadia Hoad

Community Volunteer of the Year
Jo Winkleman

Junior Achievement
Harry Cameron

Community Event of the Year
Ilfracombe Sport and Recreation Organisation ‘Family Fun Day’

Isisford/Yaraka:

Citizen of the Year
Brad Edwards

Young Citizen of the Year
Lacey-Jane Ferriday

Senior Sporting Achievement
Tom Littlewood

Community Volunteer of the Year
Leonie Vanderwolf

Junior Achievement
Hayden Ferriday

Community Event of the Year
Yaraka Youth Association ‘Yaraka Charity Ball’

Celebrations

Australia Day will be celebrated across our region, with events in Longreach, Ilfracombe, Isisford, and Yaraka. At each event we'll be announcing the recipients of our Australia Day Awards - recognising the achievements of our region's unsung heroes. Join us in your community to reflect, respect, and celebrate!

Longreach Ilfracombe Isisford Yaraka

You can also find out what else is happening around our region by visiting our new events calendar!

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