Campbelltown Council opens nominations for 2019 Australia Day Awards

2018 citizen of the year Jody Scott with mayor George Brticevic (right) and ambassador Mike Tomalaris (left). Picture: Jeff McGill
2018 citizen of the year Jody Scott with mayor George Brticevic (right) and ambassador Mike Tomalaris (left). Picture: Jeff McGill

Campbelltown Council have announced are now open for the 2019 Australia Day Awards.

Do you know a quiet achiever in Macarthur who deserves recognition?

If so, nominations are on offer in the following categories:

  • Citizen of the Year - for nominees aged 18 and over as at December 31, 2018.
  • Young Citizen of the Year - for nominees aged 17 and under as at December 31, 2018.
  • Sportsperson of the Year - open category (all ages).
  • Community Group Initiative of the Year.

The 2018 citizen of the year was Ruse resident Jody Scott.

Ms Scott, the founder and leader of Facebook group Campbelltown Lost Found and Injured Pets, said the award would help raise the exposure of the group.

"I thought 'really, me?'," she said.

"It completely took me by surprise, I never expected it to happen."

Nominations for 2019 can only be completed online. There will be no hard copy nomination forms available.

Nominations close on November 1.

Winners will be announced during Campbelltown’s Australia Day celebrations on January 26, 2019.