The Irish Australian Support and Resource Bureau (formerly The Australian-Irish Welfare Bureau) is seeking nominations from all Irish clubs, groups and organisations for a person within their group, whom they believe has worked tirelessly and without reward for the benefit of the Irish community.
The Irish Australian of the Year Award was first presented in 1984 and has been awarded to people from all walks of life and all areas of the Irish community. A list of past recipients is attached together with suggestions of information requested for the nomination.
We are aware that there are many people within our community who go beyond the call of duty, giving freely of their time and energy, to ensure that Irish culture continues to flourish.
Nominations are to be forwarded to the Irish Australian Support and Resource Bureau, 440a High Street, Northcote Vic 3070 by Wednesday 14th June 2017.
All nominations are considered and adjudicated by a panel of past recipients. (See below)
The Irish Australian Person of the Year for 2016 will be announced at date to be advised.
Irish Australian Support and Resource Bureau
Irish Australian Person Of The Year 2017
Nominations for Irish Australian Person of the Year
The following information would be useful in making a nomination for the above award:
- The name of the organisation making the nomination and the nominee’s relationship to the organisation
- A brief reason for the nomination
- The nominee’s background, eg family and work details and their connection to the Irish community
- More detailed information or examples of what they have done in and for both the Irish community and the wider Australian community, as applicable
- Any additional testimonials from others outside your organisation that you wish to include