Australia Day Awards 2020

Community champions honoured at 2020 Livingstone Shire Council Australia Day Awards!

Livingstone Shire Council's annual Australia Day Awards program is held to acknowledge the valuable contributions made by local citizens and groups to our community. The Australia Day Awards are administered by a local committee on behalf of the Livingstone Shire Council, with the committee selecting each award category winner. 

Being nominated for an Australia Day Award is a great honour! The awards give the community an opportunity to publicly recognise and reward an outstanding person within our Shire. 

Congratulations to everyone involved!


Citizen of the Year - Susan Pullar
Susan has spent the last 35 years with Girl Guides as an Adult Leader and has held various roles and positions within the State and Capricorn Region. Susan wears many hats, and is currently the secretary and member of the Senior Group of Girl Guides, the Trefoil Guild, treasurer for Capricorn Region, auditor for the Unit Accounts in the regions for the last 20 years and is also a qualified canoeing instructor.

Young Citizen of the Year - Jack Newton
Jack Newton is a long time member of the Yeppoon SLSC starting in the Nipper Program at Under 9. He now, at 17 years old, is a valued patrolling member contributing 40 hours of community service so far since 1 January 2019. Jack’s highlight of the year has been the rescue of a man in distress after falling from his surf ski a few km’s from shore. Jack trains 6 days a week morning and afternoon, on average 25 hours per week. He is dedicated to surf sports and competes in the open age category as well as his U17 age group.

Community Group Service Award - Lions Club of Emu Park
In 2019 the Lions Club of Emu Park is celebrating its 45th year of dedicated community service. As an integral part of the fabric of its local community, the club has worked consistently to assist residents and numerous organisations and to improve the infrastructure of the local area. In order to deliver financial assistance and local improvements, the club undertakes a major fund raising event with an annual Oktoberfest.

Living Legend Award - Elizabeth Goodsell 
Elizabeth has been a volunteer for most of her life through different clubs and organisations, starting in 1979 and continuing until present day. Elizabeth joined the Yeppoon Lioness Club in November 1995 and has held a variety of Director’s positions from 1995 until 2009 including Secretary, Assistant Secretary, YOTY Chairman and Bulletin Editor. She joined The Lions Club of Yeppoon Inc. in April 2007 and has held most positions except Treasurement. For 2.5 years Elizabeth was a joint Lion/Lioness.