Narrabri Shire Awards

Narrabri Shire Council presents several awards each year that recognise the significant achievements and contributions of Shire residents.

Please select from the below options to learn more about the categories and award winners.


Australia Day Honours List

The annual Australia Day Awards promote and recognise the achievements and outstanding service of community members and groups who make a significant contribution to the Narrabri Shire.

2023 Honours List

Citizen of the Year: Des Barton
Young Citizen of the Year: Mackenzie Jones
Environmental Award: Sally Hunter
Community Group Service Award: Sarah Rushton and the Narrabri SES Unit
Community Arts and Cultural Development Award: Lisa Almagro
Senior Sportsperson of the Year: Jason Anderson
Junior Sportsperson of the Year: Ruby Clayton

2022 Honours List

Citizen of the Year: Patricia Lawty
Young Citizen of the Year: Poppy Smith 
Community Group Service Award: Narrabri Community Radio Inc 2MaxFM
Community Arts and Cultural Development Award: Kay Gray
Senior Sportsperson of the Year: Dawn Armstrong
Junior Sportsperson of the Year: Harrison Bennett 


Lillian Hulbert Memorial Prize

The Lillian Hulbert Memorial Prize was established in 2007 by Thomas Whipp in memory of his late mother, Lillian Hulbert. The prize is awarded annually to a Narrabri District resident aged between 15 and 18 who has shown outstanding achievements through an act of bravery or heroism, charitable work or academic or sporting achievement.

Lillian Hulbert Memorial Prize Winners

2023: Jesse Weekes
2022: Alisha Conomos
2021: Amara Grant
2020: Sara Charles
2019: Jenna Baxter
2018: Dylan Dixon
2017: April Squire
2016: Courtney Boyd
2015: Gemma Ferguson
2014: Sally Maher
2013: Emily Grellman
2012: Erika Anderson
2011: Thomas Vaessen
2010: Georgia Barden
2009: Daniel Cope
2008: Jonathan Cuell

Senior of the Year

The Narrabri Shire Senior of the Year Award recognises the invaluable contribution of senior citizens across our shire through active participation on community committees, assisting in the wellbeing of people within the community, or major contributions to the community over many years.

Senior of the Year Award Winners

2023: Joan Griffiths

Volunteer of the Year

The Narrabri Shire Volunteer of the Year Award recognises the significant contribution members of the shire have made in giving their time to not-for-profit organisations, community groups or other entities such as schools or government organisations.

Volunteer of the Year Award Winners

2022: Jeff Cloake
2023: Marg Hallett