The Griffith Australia Day Awards recognised volunteers who perform extraordinary or outstanding voluntary work in the Griffith electorate. The former Member for Griffith, the Hon Kevin Rudd AC, established these awards in 2000. You can find the full list of recipients below.
The subsequent Member, Terri Butler MP, continued the tradition while in office. For over twenty years, outstanding local volunteers have been honoured with these awards. The recipients were selected by a committee of eminent locals, and conferred by Terri Butler MP.
This site now provides an archive of the Griffith Australia Day Awards conferred from 2000 to 2022.
The 2022 recipients
The 2022 Griffith Australia Day Awards Recipients are:
Michael and Sonja Ditchmen - Carina Juniors RLFC
Taryn Flint - Carina Juniors RLFC
Gary Weir - Holland Parks Hawks Football Club
Michelle Koripas - Brisbane State High School P&C
Moorhen Flats Bushcare Group/FREECS - Friends Re-establishing Environmental & Ecological Creek Systems
Sheeba Taylor - free seed library
Ellie Bassingthwaighte - Caxton Legal Centre
Georgie Boyle - Beit Or v'Shalom
Keith Scaroni - Carina Senior Citizens Club
Dr Hussein Ali Ahmed and Abdul Mohammed - Queensland Somali Australia Community
Melissa Townsend - Greenslopes State School P&C
Jason Mckenzie - Alliance Francaise De Brisbane
Gayatri Aegerter - Oxford Street Business Association
Sr Belen Agulia - Canossa Kindergarten
Leah Dinoris - raising autism awareness
Hamilton Westley - Brisbane Jazz Club
Katie Brooks - San Sisto College
Lily Huston - San Sisto College
The announcement and the ceremony
The Awards are intended to be inclusive. The Griffith Australia Day Awards ceremony is an important event on the local calendar. In recent years, though the awards have continued to be announced on Australia Day, the awards ceremony has been held later in the year.
The Awards Committee
The awards are announced following a committee review process. The 2022 committee is Mr Craig Bowen OAM (chair), Mr Derek Wood, and former Councillor Ms Faith Hopkins.
Find out more
You can learn more about the Griffith Australia Day Awards, including the categories, the selection criteria, the arrangements for announcement, the ceremony and the nomination process, here.