Australia Day Awards & Ceremony

Australia Day Awards event 2024

The annual Federation Council’s Australia Day Awards honours and acknowledges individuals and groups who have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the local community over several years.

Award recipients will be announced at the official Australia Day Award Ceremony on Friday 26 January 2024, in Morundah.

The ceremony commencing at 10am will include the announcement of the Federation Council Citizen of the Year Award, Young Citizen of the Year Award, Community Group the Year Award, the Local Achiever Awards as well as recognition of the Student Achiever Award recipients. 

The Awards are provided by Federation Council, and decided by Council’s Elected Australia Day Awards Panel.

Anupam Sharma has been announced as the 2024 Australia Day Ambassador for the Federation Council Local Government area. Anupam Sharma is a filmmaker, speaker and author who was named as one of the fifty most powerful and influential Australian film professionals by Encore magazine.

Live entertainment and a complimentary lunch will follow the ceremony. Residents are encouraged to register their attendance for catering purposes. Registrations can be made with Council via the website, by calling 02 6033 8999 or by emailing

Federation Council’s 2024 Australia Day Awards and Ceremony is assisted by the National Australia Day Council.

2024 Federation Council Australia Day Nominees

Citizen of the Year Award and Local Achiever Award

  • Leo Anic (Corowa)
  • Marj Saines (Corowa)
  • Sam O'Donoghue (Corowa)

Young Citizen of the Year Award

  • Dylan Forge (Corowa)

Community Group of the Year Award

  • Corowa Country Women's Association
  • Corowa Rescue Squad - VRA NSW
  • Corowa Sing Australia Group
  • Country Women's Association of NSW Oaklands Branch
  • Friends of the River Street Wetlands
  • Howlong Community Progress Association Inc
  • Howlong Playgroup
  • Tunzafun Community Volunteer Group


View and download(PDF, 4MB) the 2024 Australia Day Awards & Ceremony program below.

Australia Day Award Recipients

Find out information about previous Australia Day Award recipients.