Australia Day 2023 Community Awards

30 Jan 2023

Australia Day Award Recipient – Citizen of the Year

George Town Council would like to congratulate John Osborne OAM

John is a long-term George Town resident and an active community member. John has been described as “witty, clever, musical, kind, and holds himself to high ethical standards and professionalism”. Our community continues to benefit enormously from John’s active volunteer service.

John Osbourne



Australia Day Award Recipient – Community Event of the Year

Congratulations to Tamar Sew-Ciety “Christmas in July High Tea Fundraiser” for winning the Community Event of the Year - Patchworks Plus is a local business located in Anne Street, George Town, which runs the Tamar Sew-Ciety quilting and sewing group. The group meets regularly and has regularly organised a “Christmas in July High Tea Fundraiser” for the last few years, each year donating the funds raised to a local organisation. The event is very popular, and the 2022 High Tea had over 80 attendees from all over the area.