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.

2021 Award Nominations

Nominations for the 2021 Alpine Shire Australia Day Community Awards are now open.

The winners will be announced at official ceremonies held on Australia Day.

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.

Past Winners

Past Alpine Shire Australia Day Community Award recipients:

Community Award Winners 2017-2020
Category 2020 2019 2018 2017*
Alpine Shire Citizen of the Year Nicholas Brown Loretta Carroll Marnie Broz Patrizia Simone
Local Achiever of the Year Kiewa Valley Nicholas Brown Rollo Kiek Margaret Brereton Bill & Yvonne Sutton
Local Young Achiever of the Year Kiewa Valley Alex Mero Tarita Hutton Tyra Hunt Ebony Tanzen
Local Achiever of the Year Bright and District Graham Gales Allan Poyner Catherine Tucker Patrizia Simone
Local Young Achiever of the Year Bright and District Matilda Manning Teagan Atherstone Dylan Sgambelloni Tasman Cocks-Wheaton
Local Achiever of the Year Myrtleford and District Gail Cresswell-Dawson Loretta Carroll Marnie Broz Bernadette Hays
Local Young Achiever of the Year Myrtleford and District Liam MacGowan Erin Bourke Louise Saric Maddison Evans
Community Event of the Year 1st Bright Cub Scouts: Project Platypus 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 Riding Develops Ability Myrtleford Alpine Radio Alpine Cycling Club Alpine U3A - Kiewa Valley
Lifetime Achievement Award Hazel Riordan Joseph Romeo N/A Lory Torriero & Ron Fensham
Lifetime Achivement Award - Event Myrtleford & District Agricultural and Pastoral Annual Show N/A N/A N/A

*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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