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Naturaliste Gratitude Awards 2018

Naturaliste Gratitude Awards 2018

 Do you know someone who makes our community a better place?

Every community has local heroes. The Dunsborough and District Progress Association Naturaliste Gratitude Awards is your opportunity to acknowledge those making an outstanding contribution to our local community.

The Dunsborough Australia Day event started at the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse in 1995  and has continued in various forms and venues since then.  In 1998, the organising committee decided to create the Naturaliste Australia Day Awards which over time, have evolved into the Naturaliste Gratitude Awards.

What hasn’t changed is the recognition of local volunteers who make a contribution to the community with the generosityof their time and positive energy.  The capacity to help is over a broad spectrum of areas from sport, environemnt, health, arts, schools, services like fire brigades and St Johns Ambulance, or sometimes a sincere acknowledgement of good community spirit.

We all know many people in our not so small community who provide such spirit and support.

In choosing the recipients of the Naturalist Gratitude Awards, regard is given to the nominee’s achievements in the year immediately prior to receiving the award, as well as their past achievements and ongoing contribution to the community.  Awards will be presented at the Australia Day Ceremony in Dunsborough on 26 January 2018.

If you know of a local hero you would like to put forward for recognition, read the Guidelines and Nomination form below:

Post your Nomination Form to PO Box 63 Dunsborough WA 6281 before the closing date, 30 November 2017.  Nomination forms can also be emailed to  We look forward to hearing from you.