Congratulations to our 2023 Albury Award recipients!
We're excited to introduce the winners of the following 2023 Albury Award categories, who, along with the nominees were announced at a special ceremony held on Australia Day in Noreuil Park.
- Citizen of the Year - Al Taylor
- Young Citizen of the Year - Tylar Shepheard
- Volunteer of the Year - Christine Thomas
- Community Group of the Year - Albury Wodonga Multicultural Community Events Inc
We thank everyone who has put forward a nomination, you've helped us to recognise the many individuals and community groups that go above and beyond for our community.
“The Albury Awards are a great way for us to acknowledge the wonderful contributions that people are making in our city each and every day” — AlburyCity Mayor Kylie King
Citizen Of The Year and Young Citizen Of The Year
The winner of these prestigious awards will display a significant or outstanding contribution to the Albury community during the current year and/or over a number of years. It may be for a specific project or for ongoing service.
The nominee must have contributed in at least one of the following ways:
- Significant contribution to the local community over and above what is normally expected from their paid employment/business.
- Demonstrated leadership on a community issue resulting in the enhancement of community life.
- A significant initiative which has brought about positive change and added value to community life.
- Inspiring qualities as a role model for the community.
Community Organisation Of The Year
This is awarded to a community organisation that:
- Has performed outstanding community service, either during the current year and/or given outstanding service over a number of years; and
- Has been involved in work that meets a community need or priority.
Nominees for the Citizen Of The Year and Volunteer of the Year Award must be Australian citizens and aged 25 or over on January 26, 2023.
Nominees for the Young Citizen Of The Year must be Australian citizens and aged between 16 to 25 years on January 26, 2023.
A community organisation must be a not-for-profit organisation consisting of four or more members that delivers services within the Albury municipality.
Our Honour Roll recognises local heroes who have received an Albury Award or who are an Australian honour recipient.
Australian Honour Recipients
Australian honours recognise and celebrate ordinary Australians who show courage, self-sacrifice, dedication, love and service to their community and humanity. Listed here are the recipients who are an Australian honour recipient. (type in postcodes 2640 and 2641)
Albury Award Recipients
We are proud to acknowledge Albury Award recipients who have been recognised and rewarded for their selfless dedication, time and energy for the benefit of our city..
|Tylar Shepheard||Young Citizen||2023|
|Christine Thomas||Community Group||2023|
|Albury Wodonga Multicultural Community Events Inc||Volunteer||2023|
|Eli Davern||Young Citizen||2022|
|Cancer Council Transport to Treatment Team||Community Group||2022|
|Dr Eric Moyle||Citizen||2021|
|Ellie Walsh||Young Citizen||2021|
|Lavington Fire Brigade||Community Group||2021|
|Bruce and Kathy Barnes||Volunteer||2021|
|Joshua Rickard||Young Citizen||2020|
|The Albury Wodonga Equestrian Association||Community Group||2020|
|Libbity Alexander||Young Citizen||2019|
|The Rotary Club of Albury||Community Group||2019|
|Isabella Percy||Young Citizen||2018|
|City2City Committee||Community Group||2018|
|Emma Aldrich||Young Citizen||2017|
|Border Relay for Life||Community Group||2017|
|Jaara Moran||Special Mayoral Award||2017|
|Ram Chandra Khanal||Young Citizen||2016|
|Lions Club of Lavington||Community Group||2016|
|Benjamin Walther||Special Mayoral Award||2016|
|Johanna Phommachanh||Young Citizen||2015|
|Lions Club of Lavington||Community Group||2015|
|Australian Red Cross 'Hands On' Program||Special Mayoral Award||2015|
|Breanne Shaw||Young Citizen||2014|
|St John Ambulance - Family Division||Community Group||2014|
James Fallon High School
|Special Mayoral Award||2014|
|Nathan Mackay||Young Citizen||2013|
|Carevan Foundation||Community Group||2013|
|Rachele Armstrong||Young Citizen||2012|
|Emma Pwecy||Young Citizen||2011|
|Kate Millward||Young Citizen||2010|
|Claire Pagulayan||Young Citizen||2009|
|Madeline Anstis||Young Citizen||2008|
|Bianca Smith||Young Citizen||2007|
|Allison Church||Young Citizen||2006|
|Matthew Winnel||Young Citizen||2005|
|Joanne Read||Young Citizen||2004|
|Kami Lee Williams||Young Citizen||2003|
|Melissa Haberfield||Young Citizen||2002|
|Megan Purtell||Young Citizen||2001|
|Michael Winnel||Young Citizen||2000|
|Simon Burgess||Young Citizen||1999|
|Gavin Downes||Young Citizen||1998|
|Nongkam Thevansavas||Young Citizen||1997|
|Curt gouma||Young Citizen||1996|
|Glen Strauss||Young Citizen||1995|
|Letitia Quick||Young Citizen||1994|
|Toryn Chapman||Young Citizen||1993|
|Carolyn Morley||Young Citizen||1992|
|Michelle Cardwell||Young Citizen||1991|
|Army Apprentice School||Young Citizen||1990|
|Andrew Callaway||Young Citizen||1989|
|Petra Berg||Young Citizen||1988|
|Dimity Boswell||Young Citizen||1987|
|Caryl Hogan||Young Citizen||1986|
|Richard Kochel||Young Citizen||1985|
|Simon Buckpitt||Young Citizen||1984|
|Glen Trestrail||Young Citizen||1983|
|Tanya Lester||Young Citizen||1982|
|Tony Wilkinson||Young Citizen||1981|
Honour and recognition
In addition to the Albury Awards program, we often receive requests to honour and acknowledge special individuals, groups or organisations who have achieved excellence in the community. This may include the naming of a public space or facility, the planting of a tree or the placement of an object.
The Honour, Recognition & Awards Policy and Procedure details the criteria and the steps involved when nominating a person or group for this kind of acknowledgement.