Australia Day Awards Australia Day Awards

The Cook Shire Council Australia Day Awards were first introduced in 1991.  The Awards are endorsed by Federal and State governments in line with the National Australia Day Awards and recognise outstanding achievement in our community. Persons who have made a noteworthy contribution during the year, and/or have contributed outstanding service to the community over a number of years are eligible.

When are the Awards presented and what do the winners receive?

Award recipients will be presented with a certificate and a trophy by Cook Shire Mayor Peter Scott. The presentation will take place on Australia Day, January 26 at the Bicentennial Park, Cooktown from 7am. (in the event of wet weather the awards will be held at the Cooktown PCYC Events Centre)

Who can be nominated?

Nominees should be residents of Cook Shire who through their personal efforts have made a significant contribution to their community.

How do I nominate?

Nominations for the 2017 Australia Day Awards are now open, and close on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Click here to download a nomination form.

More information?

Further information can be obtained by contacting Council's Administration and Events Officer on 4069 5444 or by emailing