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Complete the online nomination form or download a printable version.  During the nomination process you will be asked to provide a couple of paragraphs explaining why you are nominating this person,  we would suggest that you have this text ready in advance prior to commencing the form as the form will time out after around 10 minutes.  Nominations close 22 November 2024.


Meet our 2024 Australia Day Ambassadors Selina Tomasich (Goondiwindi) and Ken Donald AO (Inglewood/Texas) as we reflect, respect and celebrate together. We’re all part of the story

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Selina Tomasich
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Hair Aid Inc

Selina Tomasich is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hair Aid Inc, an Australian not for profit organisation that sends teams of hairdressers to poverty-stricken areas to work directly with people in need. The teams teach the skills required to increase their livelihood, allowing them to earn money to feed, clothe and house themselves and their children.

Selina is also a Learning Support Advisor, working directly with nursing students, ensuring best practice online learning as well as supporting and mentoring educators to deliver exceptional training needs.

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Ken Donald AO

Emeritus Professor Ken Donald AO has had a long career in medicine and medical education. As an academic he has published extensively in peer reviewed journals and textbooks. He has held numerous senior positions including Head of the School of Medicine at The University of Queensland, Director of Pathology Royal Brisbane Hospital, Deputy Director-General of Queensland Health, General Manager John Hunter Hospital, and Director of Medical Services Royal Darwin Hospital. Ken’s loyalty and commitment to the health of Queenslanders is unrivalled.

He was honoured as a Queensland Great in 2012 and awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia for contributions to medicine, education and veterans’ health.


Congratulations to the community members and organisations nominated across five categories for our 2024 Australia Day Awards!

list of 2024 Australia Day Nominees for the Goondiwindi Region


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Click on the headings below for a printable version of previous winners.

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Year Mayor's Community Acknowledgement Award Recipient
2019 Eddie Billings
2020 Michelle Ramsay