Australia Day Honour Roll

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Every year, Central Goldfields Shire acknowledges the contribution of local community members through the awarding of the annual Australia Day Awards.

This page acknowledges the recipients of the Central Goldfields Shire Australia Day Awards since their inception in 1995. 

Past recipients include:

2024

Citizen of the Year - Aileen Marshall

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Young Citizen of the Year - Khoa Do

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Community Award of the Year - Goldfields Reservoir Parkrun  

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Read about this year's winners

 

 

 

2023

Citizen of the Year - Tony Macer

Young Citizen of the Year - Hannah Lanfranchi

Community Award of the Year - Dunolly Gold Rush Festival 

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You can find out more about our 2023 Australia Day Citizen of the Year Tony Macer and Young Citizen Hannah Lanfranchi by watching this video:

Find out more about our 2023 Event of the Year recipient - Dunolly Gold Rush Festival by watching this video:

 

2022

Citizen of the Year - Brian O'Connor

Young Citizen of the Year - Jackson Barby

Community Award of the Year - The Supreme 1000 Lap Challenge

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2021

Citizen of the Year - Jesse Wright (pictured left below) 

Young Citizen of the Year - Caitlin Britten (pictured right below) 

No Community Award presented in 2021 

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2020

Citizen of the Year - Robert Ipsen

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Young Citizen of the Year - Kodie Smith

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Community Event of the Year - Xmas with us

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2019

Citizen of the Year - Daniel Leddin 

Young Citizen of the Year - Lachlan Steed

Event of the Year - Daughters of the West Program 

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2018

Citizen of the Year - Dianne and Danny Mullins (joint recipients) - pictured below 

Young Citizen of the Year - Rohan Mackay

Event of the Year - Street Harvest 

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2017

Citizen of the Year - Leslie Mortlock, Raymond O'Keefe, Charlie Williams (joint recipients)

Young Citizen of the Year - Tegan Dixon

Event of the Year - Casablanca Movie Club - Seniors Week Movie Festival 

2016

Citizen of the Year - Garry Higgins 

Young Citizen of the Year - Brandan Weatherson 

Event of the Year - Polkadots for Peppa

2015

Citizen of the Year - Betty Lovel

Young Citizen of the Year - Austin Lynch and Sophie Williams (joint recipients)

Community Award - Rotary Club of Maryborough 

2014

Citizen of the Year - Sister Barbara May

Young Citizen of the Year - Joel Radlof

Event of the Year - Maryborough Garden Club Inc 

2013

Citizen of the Year - Matthew Dellavedova

Young Citizen of the Year - Jade Davies and Kirsten Deaker (joint recipients) 

Event of the Year - Talbot Farmers Market Inc 

2012

Citizen of the Year - Rita Mullins and Daryl Maffescioni (joint recipients)

Young Citizen of the Year - Owen Mitchell 

Event of the Year - Carisbrook Lions Club 

 

2011

Citizen of the Year - Jefferson Hoober

Young Citizen of the Year - Lachlan Hickey

Event of the Year - Relay for Life

2010

Citizen of the Year - Dr Robert Carson and Dr David Tynan (joint recipients)

Young Citizen of the Year - Bradley McLeod and Michael Fitzgibbon (joint recipients)

Event of the Year - Pearl and Deb's Pink Party 

2009

Citizen of the Year - Darryl Wagstaff

Young Citizen of the Year - Bradley Saul

Event of the Year - 'Peter Pan' Sleeping Star Productions 

2008

Citizen of the Year - Gregory Waters

Young Citizen of the Year - Jonathon Payne and Caitlyn Egan (joint recipients)

Event of the Year - Christmas Community Lunch Carisbrook 

2007

Citizen of the Year - Alan (Des) Lawson

Young Citizen of the Year - Victoria McLure

Event of the Year - Dunolly 150th Celebrations 

2006

Citizen of the Year - Margaret Lovell

Event - Talbot Farmers Market 

2005

Citizen of the Year - Ronald Hurford

Young Citizen of the Year - Timothy McNeilly

Event of the Year - RACV Energy Breakthrough

2004

Citizen of the Year – Leo Crameri

Young Citizen of the Year – Chris Hawthorne

Community Event of the Year – Maryborough Music Mayhem

 

2003

Citizen of the Year – Rae Bowman

Young Citizen of the Year – Trevor Maitland

Community Event of the Year – Cup on the Creek - Carisbrook

 

2002

Citizen of the Year – Bernard Rinaldi

Young Citizen of the Year – Shivone Bennett

Community Event of the Year – Maryborough Highland Gathering concert and fireworks display

 

2001

Citizen of the Year – Audrey Hurse

Young Citizen of the Year – Joint recipients: Wendy Field & David Wagstaff

Community Event of the Year – Central Goldfields Olympic Torch Relay

 

2000

Citizen of the Year - Bob Osborne

Young Citizen of the Year - Zoe Williamson 

Event of the Year - Maryborough Highland Gathering

 

1999

Citizen of the Year - Lillian Ross

Young Citizen of the Year - no nominations

Community Event of the Year - Operation Triple P

1998

Citizen of the Year - John "Jackie" O'Connor

Young Citizen of the Year - Nathan Cassels and Evan Holland (joint recipients) 

Event of the Year - Save Dunolly Hospital 

1997

Citizen of the Year - Margaret Linton and Bill Rootes

Young Citizen of the Year - Selina McKnight

Event of the Year - RACV Energy Breakthrough 

1996

Citizen of the Year - Eddie Boucher

Young Citizen of the Year - Charles Barnard

Event of the Year - Maryborough City Brass Band

 

1995

Citizen of the Year - Lloyd Forge

Young Citizen of the Year - Amy O'Dal

Event of the Year - Maryborough Highland Gathering