SWAN Hill residents are being encouraged to nominate outstanding members of the community for the 2018 Australia Day awards.
The awards program aims to bring the community together to recognise and celebrate the achievements of individuals and organisations that make an outstanding contribution to the Swan Hill municipality.
There are three categories that people can be nominated in: Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year.
Swan Hill Rural City Council Mayor Les McPhee said this was a great opportunity to recognise the hard work of community members.
"There are so many people in our community who are worthy of these awards — they volunteer their time, run community groups, look after people in need, put on great community events, the list goes on," Cr McPhee said.
"I have had the difficult task of judging these awards in the past, and the wonderful job of presenting winners.
"These people freely give their time and skills to our community, and it is wonderful to see them thanked publicly for their contributions.
"I encourage you to think about the people you know in our community who are worthy and take some time to put their names in for consideration." All individual nominees must be Australian citizens and reside within the Swan Hill local government area.
Selection will be made in each category on the level of personal achievement or commitment to serving the community.
Nominations close on Thursday November 23.
Forms are available at Council's Swan Hill and Robinvale office's during business hours, and on Council's website.
Nominations can also be sent to the chief executive officer, PO Box 488, Swan Hill, 3585 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information contact Robyn Fry on 5036 2361 or email@example.com.