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Celebrating unsung heroes in newly badged awards

Nominations are open for the Sunshine Coast Biosphere Community Awards. The awards celebrate the efforts and contributions of individuals, community organisations and businesses making a difference in our community.

2023 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Award Recipients

Living in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is a special experience, one that comes with a responsibility to ensure the way we live, work and play is sustainable.

In 2024, Sunshine Coast Council will celebrate the efforts and contributions of individuals, community organisations and businesses already walking the walk and leading the way.

Sunshine Coast Council Environment Portfolio Councillor Maria Suarez said nominations for the Sunshine Coast Biosphere – Community Awards (formerly the Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards) were now open.

“What better way to celebrate our amazing region, than by acknowledging the efforts of those people whose efforts uphold our unique Biosphere values and goals,” Cr Suarez said.

“The awards celebrate the achievement and contribution of everyday individuals and community organisations and present real community examples of sustainability efforts and action in the community.

“In a domino effect, the stories of each nominee will no doubt inspire others to make positive contributions in the community.

“If you know of a person, community organisation or business making a difference in our Sunshine Coast community, celebrate their efforts by nominating them today.”

Categories include:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Senior Citizen of the Year
  • Community - group or organisation
  • Creative Arts Award
  • Healthy people Award (Sport, recreation, health and wellbeing)
  • Healthy Planet (Environmental stewardship)
  • Biosphere Business of the Year

Entries can be completed online via Council’s website

Nominations close 30 April 2024



Sunshine Coast Council acknowledges the Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, the Traditional Custodians, whose lands and waters we all now share. We wish to pay respect to their Elders – past, present and emerging, and acknowledge the important role First Nations people continue to play within the Sunshine Coast community.

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