Who is eligible for nomination?

  • Only individuals may be nominated. 
  • The nomination of a club or association or any other organisation will not be accepted.
  • Nominees are those that have made significant contributions to the city.
  • Persons who have previously been nominated but have not been awarded a Shoalhaven Medal or Australia Day Award in that category are eligible to be nominated again.
  • Individuals cannot nominate themselves.
  • Individuals, associations or clubs may nominate a Candidate.


Who will decide the winners?

  • Entries will be considered by the Judging Panel whose decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. 
  • The judging panel will be looking not only at the length or value of service, but also the quality of the service, including individual acts of compassion, generosity, bravery, ingenuity, creativity or professional accomplishments. 
  • Should a Nomination be received which is better suited to a different category, the Panel reserves the right to reassign the nomination to the more suitable category.


What should I include in my submission?

Please list specific details and examples. 

Generalised statements such as “the Nominee is community minded” or “the Nominee is willing to offer assistance whenever needed” may be true; however they do not provide enough relevant information.


Does this form save online?

No unfortunately you cannot save your nomination form online and come back to it.  You will need to fill out the form in one session.

When are the Shoalhaven Australia Day Awards announced?

The Shoalhaven Australia Day Awards will be announced on the evening of Wednesday, 23 January 2019 at the Shoalhaven Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre.