News: Nominate an unsung hero today

You have until 4 November to nominate an individual or community group for the 2017 Barkly Region Australia Day Awards.

Posted: Friday, 28 October 2016

Proudly supported by Barkly Regional Council and the Australia Day Council NT, the local government awards recognise the exceptional contribution, hard work and determination of citizens who make a positive difference to their community.
People such as the joint Young Citizen of the Year in 2016, Natasha May, who received her accolade along with Ayden Renfrey-Carroll, inspire us through their achievements and challenge us to make our own contribution to making a better Barkly.
A talented dancer, Natasha has given back to her community with her involvement in the Stronger Sisters and Youth Leadership groups where she displays her passion for the welfare of Indigenous youth in the town.
“It was such an honour to be recognised with this award,” Natasha said. “It’s been a wonderful opportunity to receive this award and I thank my supporters."
Council President Barb Shaw said it was amazing to see how the dedication and passion of one individual could inspire an entire community.
“The positive differences these individuals make to our community are worthy of celebration,” President Shaw said. “It is our hope that these awards not only recognise our unsung community heroes but also inspire others to follow in their footsteps.”
Award categories include Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year (Male and Female), Volunteer of the Year, Community Event of the Year, and Senior Citizen (Elder) of the Year.
Winners will be decided by a community panel and presented with their awards during the Barkly Regional Council’s Australia Day celebrations on 26 January 2017 at Battery Hill.
Nominations close on Friday, 4 November, 2016.
Forms are available from Council reception, 41 Peko Road, or from our website
Return completed forms either to reception or via email to or