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Community Awards

Alpine Shire Australia Day Community Awards

Council presents the Alpine Shire Community Awards every year on Australia Day, 26 January. The awards are given to people who play a vital role in our community, and who make us proud to be a citizen of the Alpine Shire.

Council gives awards in the following categories:

  • Community Event of the Year
  • Community Organisation of the Year
  • Local Achiever of the Year in:
    • Bright and District;
    • Myrtleford and District; and
    • Kiewa Valley
  • Local Young Achiever of the Year in:
    • Bright and District;
    • Myrtleford and District; and
    • Kiewa Valley

A selection panel picks the winners of the Local Achiever and Local Young Achiever of the Year awards as well as the Community Event and Organisation categories. It then selects one ‘Alpine Shire Citizen of the Year’ from the Local Achiever winners. 

A ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ may also be given to nominees with a long history of outstanding service to the Alpine Shire community.

2020 Award Nominations

You can nominate people for a Community Award. We will publish the nomination forms and guidelines for the 2020 Community Awards in October.

Past Winners

2019 Lifetime Achievement Award winner Joe Romeo CREDIT John Gertsakis
2019 Lifetime Achievment Award winner Joe Romeo
Image Credit: John Gertsakis

Past Alpine Shire Australia Day Community Award recipients:

Community Award Winners 2017-2019
Category 2019 2018 2017*
Alpine Shire Citizen of the Year Loretta Carroll Marnie Broz Patrizia Simone
Local Achiever of the Year Kiewa Valley Rollo Kiek Margaret Brereton Bill & Yvonne Sutton
Local Young Achiever of the Year Kiewa Valley Tarita Hutton Tyra Hunt Ebony Tanzen
Local Achiever of the Year Bright and District Allan Poyner Catherine Tucker Patrizia Simone
Local Young Achiever of the Year Bright and District Teagan Atherstone Dylan Sgambelloni Tasman Cocks-Wheaton
Local Achiever of the Year Myrtleford and District Loretta Carroll Marnie Broz Bernadette Hays
Local Young Achiever of the Year Myrtleford and District Erin Bourke Louise Saric Maddison Evans
Community Event of the Year Mount Beauty United Cricket Club's New Years Eve event Upper Kiewa Valley Lions Club Bogong Conquestathon Kangaroo Hoppet International Cross-Country Ski event
Community Organisation of the Year Alpine Radio Alpine Cycling Club Alpine U3A - Kiewa Valley
Lifetime Achievement Award Joseph Romeo N/A Lory Torriero & Ron Fensham

*An additional category was included in 2017: Local Achiever of the Year Harrietville - Leah Williams

Community Award Winners 2014-2016
Category 2016 2015 2014
Alpine Shire Citizen of the Year Ian Stapleton Barbara Pyle Kevin Pitts
Local Achiever of the Year Kiewa Valley Keith Pike Barbara Pyle Paul van der Ploeg
Local Young Achiever of the Year Kiewa Valley Kenton Ford Sam Northey Cooper Cappellari
Local Achiever of the Year Bright and District Ian Stapleton Ron Cherry Gary Weston
Local Young Achiever of the Year Bright and District N/A N/A Isabella Bartlett
Local Achiever of the Year Myrtleford and District Tiffany Iaria Elisha Hazeldine Kevin Pitts
Local Young Achiever of the Year Myrtleford and District N/A Breanna Johnson Peanut Schaefer
Community Event of the Year Dederang Picnic Races Mount Beauty Half Marathon Alpine Shire Relay for Life
Community Organisation of the Year Birkebeiner Nordic Ski Club Search and Rescue Group Alpine Shire L2P Program Tawonga Red Cross
Lifetime Achievement Award Dederang Picnic Races Stuart Hargreaves Bill Sutton, Paul & Helen L'Huillier

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