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Australia Day Award Winners

NOMINATE NOW FOR 2020 AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS 

For further information, please contact:

Jo-Anne Butler 

(07) 47467 690 jo-anne.butler@mckinlay.qld.gov.au

Winners of the McKinlay Shire 2019 Australia Day Awards:

  • Citizen of the Year - Kathryn Fels
  • Large Community Event - Julia Creek Campdraft Novice Draft and Campdraft School Weekend
  • Small Community Event - Julia Creek Lions Ladies Seniors Christmas Luncheon
  • Sports Administration Award - Benjamin Martin
  • Junior Sports Award - Tyra Martin
  • Senior Sports Award - Christopher Sollitt
  • Volunteer of the Year - John Lynch
  • Junior Cultural Award - Lucy Gabbert
  • Southern Gulf NRM Sarus Crane Award - Susan Walker

Winners of the McKinlay Shire 2018 Australia Day Awards:

  • Citizen of the Year – Christopher Hewlett
  • Small Community Event of the year Award  –  Julia Creek Pony Club – Endless Muster
  • Junior Sports Award  – Breana Verhoeven
  • Senior Sports Award - Eddie Maxwell
  • Sports Administration Award – Kate Frazer
  • Volunteer of the Year – Rebecca Climie

Winners of the McKinlay Shire 2017 Australia Day Awards:

  • Citizen of the Year – Aileen Gabbert
  • Volunteer of the Year – Ellen Sills
  • Large Community Event - Crocodile Dundee 30th Anniversary Celebrations
  • Junior Sports Award – Toby Fitchett
  • Senior Sports Award - Tanya Parry
  • Sports Administrator – Calem Fegan
  • Junior Cultural Award - Sam Pratt

Winners of the McKinlay Shire 2016 Australia Day Awards:

  • Citizen of the Year – Pauline Fegan
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Renae Hick
  • Volunteer of the Year – Colin Malone
  • Large Community Event - Julia Creek Turf Club Beach Races
  • Small Community Event - Sedan Dip Pony Club Getting Back in the Saddle Weekend
  • Junior Sports Award – Sam Lyttle
  • Senior Sports Award - Andrew Sollittt
  • Sports Administrator – Sheree Pratt
  • Junior Cultural Award - Abbie Pratt

Winners of the McKinlay Shire 2015 Australia Day Awards:

  • Citizen of the Year – Laurie Blacklock
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Elizabeth Batt
  • Volunteer of the Year – Desmond Hansson
  • Large Community Event - Sedan Dip Sport & Rec
  • Small Community Event - Julia Creek Pony Club Youth Camp
  • Junior Sports Award – Clay Malone
  • Sports Administrator – Naomi Smith
  • Cultural of the Year Award– Ellen Sills
  • Junior Cultural Award - Rachel Fels

Winners of the McKinlay Shire 2014 Australia Day Awards:

  • Citizen of the Year – Justin Vardy
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Taylor Daniell
  • Volunteer of the Year – Philip Alexander
  • Volunteer of the Year – Beryl Murphy
  • Large Community Event - CSA Town vs Footy
  • Small Community Event - Julia Creek CWA – 90th Birthday Celebrations
  • Highly Commended Junior Sports Award – Ben Smith
  • Junior Sports Award – Molly Lyttle
  • Senior Sports Award – Chris Sollitt
  • Sports Administrator – Chris Smith
  • Cultural of the Year Award– Catharine Charlish
  • Outstanding Community Involvement Award – Ellen Warner
  • Outstanding Community Involvement Award - Beryl Murphy

Winners of the McKinlay Shire 2013 Australia Day Awards:

  • Citizen of the Year - Maree Lapworth
  • Large Community Event - John McKinlay 150th Celebration
  • Sports Administration Award - Sharon Mulligan
  • Sports Administration Award Highly Commended - Bec Climie
  • Junior Sports Award - Rachel Fels
  • Highly Commended Junior Sports Award - Toby Fitchett
  • Highly Commended Senior Sports Award - Corrina Sollitt
  • Volunteer of the Year - Lyn Dever
  • Junior Cultural Award - Rachel Fels
  • Cultural Award - Cat Charlish

Winners of the McKinlay Shire 2012 Australia Day Awards:

  • Small Community Event  - Julia Creek Players
  • Large Community Event - Saxby 50th Year Celebration
  • Sports Administration / Coach Award - Bec Climie
  • Young Citizen Award - Cody Jackson
  • Junior Sports Award - Rachel Fels
  • Highly Commended Junior Sports Award - Sam Lyttle
  • Citizen of the Year - Kat Cagney
  • Senior Sports Award - Kenny Daniel
  • Volunteer of the Year - Tanya Johnson
  • Volunteer of the Year Highly Commended - Ira Sollitt