Residents have until Friday, November 24, 2023 to lodge nominations for outstanding achievers who will be considered for 2024 Toowoomba Region Australia Day awards.

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) is extending the nomination date to allow residents to finalise submissions for the award categories.

TRC Australia Day co-ordinating committee chair Cr James O’Shea is encouraging residents to honour fellow citizens for their contributions by completing a nomination.

“Our local government area has hundreds of citizens who devote their time and expertise to running community organisations and events that contribute to all sectors across the Region,” Cr O’Shea said.

“Our community life is greatly enriched by the efforts of the volunteers whose passion and enthusiasm keeps their respective groups or events running.

“We all know someone who contributes countless hours of assistance and run facilities or events for the benefit of fellow residents. I encourage residents to nominate our true blue achievers.

“It is a fitting reward for any of these people to be nominated and then considered for the various award categories.”

Cr O’Shea said residents were welcome to complete the online nomination form at

Award categories include:
• Citizen of the year (for a person older than 26),
• Citizen of the Year – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander,
• Young citizen of the year (for a nominee under 26),
• Cultural award,
• Sports award (senior and junior), and
• Community group/event of the year.

Enquiries about joining a local Australia Day committee or the awards can be directed to Council’s Community Development Officers by calling 131 872 or sending an email to