Australia Day Awards 2024

Join us for a the 2024 Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony.

Join us and special guest, Australia Day Ambassador Justine Christerson, as we celebrate what's great about being an Aussie, and recognise some of the amazing citizens, their accomplishments and ongoing contribution towards our community at this year Australia Day Awards Ceremony. 

With nominees across six categories, including, Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Sports, Arts and Culture, and the Environment, the awards recognise residents across the shire who, through their personal efforts, have made a significant contribution to our community.

This years nominees include:

  • John and Tanya Ahlers
  • Jennifer Creek
  • Denicka Danaher
  • Julie Oliver
  • Melinda Parker
  • Scott Johnson
  • Lucretia Huen
  • Chan Henningson
  • 'Prong' Wayne Trimble
  • David Kamholtz & Ray Wright
  • 'Lucas' John Giese Jnr
  • Don Woods
  • Cooktown Little Athletics Club
  • Samuel Ryder
  • Cooktown History Centre
  • Liesl Pensio
  • Jess Gibson and Dave Chung
  • Ruth Pattie
  • Kath Shurcliff
  • Donald Macmillan
  • Sienna Thomason
  • Jane Dennis
  • Barb Lees
  • Bev Stone

The Awards ceremony will commence at 6pm and will be followed by a community BBQ.

Australia Day Awards 2024

ABN: 45 425 085 688

10 Furneaux Street Cooktown, Qld 4895

Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895


Phone: (07) 4082 0500

Fax: (07) 4082 0588

Hours: 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday