Do you know a local hero?

Maybe they helped your elderly neighbour by doing their shopping for them throughout the COVID-19 pandemic? Or they started a fun and safe activity for kids to do during the 106-day Greater Sydney lockdown? And how about those generous people who continued to find ways to support small business!

If you know of someone deserving of recognition for the good work they do, please nominate them for an Australia Day Award. There are five categories to choose from, including:

·         Citizen of the Year (25-65 years)

·         Young Citizen of the Year (24 and under)

·         Senior Citizen of the Year (over 65 years)

·         Community Group of the Year 

·         Environmental Citizen of the Year 

Nominees must be residents of the Hills Shire Local Government Area (LGA) and must have made a contribution for the benefit of the Hills Shire community over the past year.

Finalists will be announced in the lead-up to Australia Day 2022.

To submit a nomination, visit, search for ‘Australia Day Awards 2022’ and fill out the simple online application form.

Nominations close on Friday, December 3.