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Australia Day Environmental Achievement Awards

Is there an individual or group that inspires you to take environmental action? Nominate them for an Australia Day Environmental Achievement Award.

We are calling for nominations for the 2018 Australia Day Awards. This year, we are encouraging residents to nominate an outstanding individual or group in the environmental achievement category

The Australia Day Environment Awards recognises the environmental excellence of individual Bayside residents or organisations that take leadership in the local community with an initiative, project and/or activity. This award recognises those residents, schools and businesses that aim to empower and inspire others, form partnerships and show commitment and perseverance to:

  • Maintaining and restoring the City of Bayside's natural assets.
  • Using natural resources wisely.
  • Reducing our everyday impacts.
  • Responding to climate change.
  • Living more sustainably in the home.

How to nominate

You can nominate an outstanding individual, group, school or business for the Australia Day Environmental Awards. 


Nominate a person

Email or post

Alternatively you can download and complete the form:

Australia Day Environment Awards nomination form (DOCX, 139.38KB)

Then email to:

tcallant [at] bayside.vic.gov.au (subject: Australia%20Day%20Environment%20Awards%20nomination)

or post to:

Attn: Terry Callant
Australia Day Environmental Awards
Bayside City Council,
PO Box 27,
Sandringham, VIC, 3191.

Previous winners

Individual award winner

Michael Norris for over 20 years of commitment to the Bayside environment. In particular, Mr Norris has been instrumental in the conservation of 3 hectares of remnant Yellow Box and River Red Gum habitat at the CSIRO site at Highett. 

Group award winner

3193 Beach Patrol—Ricketts Point won the Group Award for maintaining and restoring the City of Bayside's natural assets. 3193 Beach Patrol has prioritised cleaning the beach of human-made litter at the Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary, with a particular focus on the impacts on the sea bird population and marine life in the sanctuary. To find out about local clean up events and more, go to the Beach Patrol website.