Australia Day

2023 Walgett Shire Australia Day Celebrations


2023 Walgett Shire -Australia Day Celebrations

The Walgett Shire Council General Manager, Michael Urquhart, has extended the nomination closing date, for the Australia Day 2023 Awards, to 5pm on 12 December, 2022.

“Due to the recent flood in Walgett Shire and its significant impact on our residents, I am pleased to advise that Council will be extending the nomination closure date for the 2023 Australia Day Awards by 2 weeks.  I would encourage all our residents to please consider nominating a local hero or community champion for recognition.   A nomination is a simple way of saying we acknowledge what you do for our community and would like to thank you for it,” said Michael Urquhart, General Manager Walgett Shire Council.

Australia Day is about acknowledging and celebrating the contribution that every Australian makes to our contemporary, diverse and dynamic nation.

From our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have been here for more than 65,000 years to those who have lived here for generations, to those who have come from all corners of the globe to call our country home. While there can only be one winner in each category, it’s a wonderful experience for the nominees to be acknowledged and thanked by Council on behalf of the wider community for their efforts.

The award categories are:  

Youth Citizen of the Year

Senior Citizen of the Year

Citizen of the Year, Volunteer of the Year

Community Event of the Year

Health Professional of the Year

2023 Australia Day Awards Nomination Form Walgett Shire

Winners will be announced at the Australia Day Awards Presentation on Thursday 26th January 2023. All nominees and nominators will be invited to attend the Australia Day presentation that will be at a venue to be advised. Celebrations will also take place across communities with free pool entry, games, prizes and BBQ.

Residents are asked to nominate someone who deserves recognition by completing a nomination form. These forms are available from Council’s administration buildings, libraries and information centres located in Walgett and Lightning Ridge. They are also available on Council’s website, please download the form from Forms can be emailed to or posted to PO Box 31 Walgett NSW 2832 or you are welcome to drop the form into any of the above mentioned centres.

For more information contact Mr. George McCormick, 0268286100,

or Mrs. Sharon Smith,  0268286100,


Walgett Shire Council PO Box 31, Walgett NSW 2832

Telephone: (02) 6828 6100     ​​