Volunteering & Australia Day Nominations

The Northern Midlands Council has over 100 volunteers contributing their time to Council, whether it be in an advisory capacity, or in a practical capacity running and maintaining one of Council’s numerous halls or recreation grounds throughout the municipality. Our volunteers are crucial to maintaining the services and facilities that Council provides.

Volunteering

The Northern Midlands Council has over 100 volunteers contributing their time to Council, whether it be in an advisory capacity, or in a practical capacity running and maintaining one of Council’s numerous halls or recreation grounds throughout the municipality. Our volunteers are crucial to maintaining the services and facilities that Council provides.

To find out what our volunteers do please read the volunteer handbook.

If you would like to become a volunteer please contact Council's Executive & Communications Officer, Lucie Copas on 03 6397 7303 or lucie.copas@nmc.tas.gov.au.

Australia Day Awards

Each year we recognise outstanding citizens and events within the community as part of the Northern Midlands Council Australia Day Awards.

Award categories are:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Community Event of the Year

We also recognise volunteers within our community that have made an outstanding effort or achievement.

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Australia Day Awards.

Completed forms must be returned by Friday, 4 December 2020 by post to the address below or emailed to council@nmc.tas.gov.au

General Manager PO Box 156 LONGFORD TAS 7301

Citizen of the year
Citizen of the year

Selection Criteria

  • The nominee is to have made a significant contribution to the Northern Midlands Community;
  • The nominee is, or has the potential to be a role model for the Northern Midlands community;
  • The nominee must be a resident of the Northern Midlands; and
  • The nominee must be at least 25 years of age or older as at 26 January of the awards year.

Consideration is given to the nominee’s achievements in the year immediately prior to receiving the award, as well as their past achievements and ongoing contribution to the Northern Midlands community.

The following will also be taken into consideration:

  • Personal, academic, sporting or professional achievements;
  • Previous awards and recognition;
  • Voluntary work; and
  • Nature and length of activity/service.

Citizen of the year nomination form

Young Citizen of the year
Young Citizen of the year

Selection Criteria

  • The nominee is to have made a significant contribution to the Northern Midlands Community;
  • The nominee is, or has the potential to be a role model for the Northern Midlands community;
  • The nominee must be a resident of the Northern Midlands;
  • The nominee must be aged 24 years of age or younger as at 26 January of the awards year.

Consideration is given to the nominee’s achievements in the year immediately prior to receiving the award, as well as their past achievements and ongoing contribution to the Northern Midlands community.

The following will also be taken into consideration:

  • Personal, academic, sporting or professional achievements;
  • Previous awards and recognition;
  • Voluntary work;
  • Nature and length of activity/service.

Young citizen of the year nomination form

​Community Event of the year
Community Event of the year

Selection Criteria

  • The community event is to have attracted a broad cross section of the Northern Midlands community;
  • The community event is to have attracted widespread publicity for the Northern Midlands;
  • The community event must have been held within the Northern Midlands;
  • The community event must have been held within the last calendar year.

The following will also be taken into consideration:

  • The number of people who attended the event;
  • The media coverage of the event;
  • Previous awards and recognition received by the event;
  • The longevity of the event and whether or not it is an annual event or a one off event.

Event of the year nomination form

Volunteer Recognition

Each year we recognise volunteers who contribute to our municipality at its annual Australia Day Event on 26 January.

The nominee must be a resident of the Northern Midlands and have made a significant contribution to a community group and/or organisation within the Northern Midlands, in an unpaid capacity.

Volunteer Recognition Nomination Form

Award Recipients
2020

Citizen of the year - Margaret Crisp

Young Citizen of the year - Ryan Whitney

Event of the year - Community Welcome Party for the Seasonal Berry Farm Workers

2019

Citizen of the year - Linus Grant

Young Citizen of the year - Thomas Dwyer

Event of the year - Rossarden & Friends Kids Christmas Party

2018

Young Citizen of the year - Curtis McGee

Citizen of the year - Gregory Knight

Event of the year - CMCA Solo Campers Rally

2017

Young Citizen of the year - Tamara Baker

Citizen of the year - Amy Reiner

Event of the year - Anzac Day Service - Evandale

2016

Young Citizen of the year - Georgia Baker

Citizen of the year - Barbara Baker

Event of the year - Woolmers Festival of Roses

2015

Young Citizen of the year - Jake Murfett

Citizen of the year - Ross Jones

Event of the year - Woolmers Festival of Roses

2014

Young Citizen of the year - Chloe Pavla

Citizen of the year - Peter Maher

Event of the year - 175th Midlands Agricultural Show - Campbell Town

Special Award - Laura Double

2013

Young Citizen of the year - James Dwyer

Citizen of the year - Laurie Wotherspoon

Event of the year - Longford Fire Brigade Fundraiser

2012

Young Citizen of the year - Ellen Freeman

Citizen of the year - Rae Hulin

Event of the year - Ross Fire Brigade Queensland Flood Appeal

2011

Young Citizen of the year - NA

Citizen of the year - Ronald Denne

Event of the year - Elementary Flying School

2010

Young Citizen of the year - NA

Citizen of the year - Joan Barnes

Event of the year - Midlands Military Meet and Rendezvous

Special Award - Terrence Badcock (deceased)

2009

Young Citizen of the year - David Wilson

Citizen of the year - Robert Pitt

Event of the year - Longford New Years Day Race Meeting

2008

Young Citizen of the year - Amanda Bayles

Citizen of the year - Shirley Squires

Event of the year - NA

Special Award - Jill Davis

2007

Young Citizen of the year - Robyn McKinnon

Citizen of the year - Gordon Millar OAM

Event of the year - 150th Longford Show

2006

Young Citizen of the year - Russell Redmond

Citizen of the year - Shirley Freeman

Event of the year - Tasmanian Trout Expo

2005

Young Citizen of the year - Rebecca Little

Citizen of the year - Joan Hudson

Event of the year - Fusion Australia - Back to Poatina

2004

Young Citizen of the year - Rodney Brown

Citizen of the year - Terrence Connell

Event of the year - Health and Community Service - Campbell Town

2003

Young Citizen of the year - Holly Grima

Citizen of the year - Peter Goss

Event of the year - Perth Skate Park Opening

2002

Young Citizen of the year - Northern Midlands Youth Task Force

Citizen of the year - Bruce Goss

Event of the year - Campbell Town Show

2001

Young Citizen of the year - Brett Groves

Citizen of the year - Helen Williams

Event of the year - Olympic Torch Rally

2000

Young Citizen of the year - Melissa Berresford

Citizen of the year - Margaret Dennis

Event of the year - Perth Lions Club - Carols by Candlelight

1999

Young Citizen of the year - Rachel Millwood, Natasha Millwood

Citizen of the year - Marie Barnes

Event of the year - Woolmers Art Exhibition and Cocktail Party

1998

Young citizen of the year - Liana Tuson

Citizen of the year - Esma McGee

1997

Young citizen of the year - NA

Citizen of the year - Roy Preece

1996

Young citizen of the year - NA

Citizen of the year - Bruce Viney OAM

1995

Young citizen of the year - Richard Sansom

Citizen of the year - Maurice Ashton, Maurice Seadon, Stephanie Dean, J. George Robertson, Alan Cameron AM

1994

Young citizen of the year - Benjamin Goold, Karen Monson, Mandy Dudman

Citizen of the year - John Watson, Diane Sullivan, Maxwell Walker

Order Of Australia

Order of Australia Honours

The Order of Australia, instituted by Her Majesty The Queen on 14 February 1975, was established as “an Australian society of honour for the purpose of according recognition to Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or for meritorious service”.

Order of Australia Honours are awarded each year under four categories: Order of Australia (OAM), Member of the Order of Australia (AM), Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) and Companion of the Order of Australia (AC).

To find out more and how to nominate visit Order of Australia Association.

Meritorious Awards

Meritorious Awards are also awarded and recognise outstanding and distinguished service by public servants, members of an Australian police force, fire, ambulance or emergency services or in connection with the Australian Antarctic Division. Awards are announced on Australia Day and The Queen's Birthday weekend in June. The Australian Antarctic Medal is announced on 21 June.

To find out more information regarding Meritorious Awards please click here.

We are currently in the process of collating a list of all our Northern Midlands residents that have received Order of Australia honours.

If you have received honours, or know someone that has please contact Council's Executive & Communications Officer Lucie Copas on lucie.copas@nmc.tas.gov.au or please phone 03 6397 7303.


2020 - onwards

2020

Mr Donald Ives OAM

2010 - 2019

2019

Mr Dick Adams OAM, Longford (Australia Day Honours)

The late Mr Roy William Preece OAM, Longford (Queen’s Birthday Honours)

2018

Mr Richard Chugg OAM, Evandale (Australia Day Honours)

2017

Mayor Mary Knowles OAM, Gipps Creek (Queen’s Birthday Honours)

2016

2015

Mrs Joan Barnes OAM, Longford (Australia Day Honours)

Mrs Laura Double OAM, Campbell Town (Australia Day Honours)

Mr John Cauchi OAM, Longford (Queen’s Birthday Honours)

Mr Michael Polley AM, Longford (Queen’s Birthday Honours)

2014

2013

Mr Bevis Perkins ESM, Campbell Town (Queen’s Birthday Honours)

2012

2011

2010

Mrs Kim Polley OAM, Longford (Australia Day Honours)

2000 - 2009

2009

2008

2007

Mr Sam Richardson OAM, Longford (Queen’s Birthday Honours)

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1990 - 1999

1999

1998

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

1992

1991

1990

1980 - 1989

1989

1988

1987

1986

1985

1984

1983

1982

1981

1980

1975 - 1979

1979

1978

1977

1976

1975