These awards recognise and reward those citizens who have a consistent record of excellence, who have made outstanding achievements in their field and have contributed in a significant way to the Blue Mountains community.

Blue Mountains Local Australia Day Awards

These awards recognise and reward those citizens who have a consistent record of excellence, who have made outstanding achievements in their field and have contributed in a significant way to the Blue Mountains community.

They are presented each year on 26 January.

Information, criteria and the nomination form is available on bluemountainshaveyoursay.com.au each November.

Categories include:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Community Activity of the Year

Past Award Recipients 

2018 Australia Day Award Recipients

  • Local Citizen of the Year: Carmel Higgins
  • Young Citizen of the Year: Andrew Gunn
  • Community Achievement of the Year: Springwood Foundation Day Committee 2017

2017 Australia Day Award Recipients

  • Local Citizen of the Year: Helen Walker
  • Young Citizen of the Year: Samuel Quniteros
  • Sportsperson of the Year: Joanne Brischetto

2016 Australia Day Award Recipients

  • Local Citizen of the Year: Heather Gwilliam
  • Young Citizen of the Year: Tamara Hendy and Tobias (Toby) Settree
  • Sportsperson of the Year: Matthew Wilson

 2015 Australia Day Award Recipients

  • Local Citizen of the Year: Rebecca Cramp
  • Young Citizen of the Year: Olivia Grivas
  • Sportsperson of the Year: Brendan Davies

 2014 Australia Day Award Recipients

  • Local Citizen of the Year: Sergio Rosato
  • Young Citizen of the Year: Claire Brown
  • Sportsperson of the Year: Brendan Davies

2013 Australia Day Award Recipients

  • Local Citizen of the Year: Peter Frazer
  • Young Citizen of the Year: Leah-Rose Hart
  • Sportsperson of the Year: Daniel Francken

 2012 Australia Day Award Recipients

  • Local Citizen of the Year: John Oakey
  • Young Citizen of the Year: Greg Harriden
  • Sportsperson of the Year: Pat Cummins

Further Information

Council's Communications Officer

Phone: 4780 5760

Email: msherlock@bmcc.nsw.gov.au