Living in Dorset

Dorset Council provides community services based on the principles of quality, equity, value and responsiveness.

Visiting Dorset

Dorset has a unique blend of wilderness, wildlife, stunning scenery, mining heritage, secluded beaches and world class golf courses.

Contact us

  • Phone (03) 6352 6500
  • Fax (03) 6352 6509
  • After hrs 1300 858 824

Business community in Dorset

Dorset Council is focused on providing support to potential investors to facilitate sustainable developments large and small.

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Previous Dorset Australia Day Awardees


Citizen of the Year Young Citizen of the Year
Ann Speers Lucy Partridge
Andrew Bennett Raigan Kettle
Ms Katherine Dodds Miss Hannah Viney
Mr Wayne Robert Harper Mr Callum Bensemann
Ms Helen Stingel Ms Ellen Branch
Mrs Patricia Young Mr Sulemaan Kaiyum
Mr Lynden Russell Mr Russel Whitmore
Mr Bruce Scott OAM Mr Aaron Worker
Mrs Karen Hall Mrs Melissa Krushka
Dr Paul McGinity Miss Nerinda Lade
Mrs Gayle Edson Miss Dana Chorley
Mr Robert Jaffray Miss Ashlee Kerrison
Mr Tony Targett  
Mr David Brown Mr Richard Harvey
Mrs Joan Heazlewood Mr Bobby Young
Mrs Vicki Forsyth Mr Brendon Woolnough
Mrs Pat Child Miss Natasha Williams
Mr Jeffrey C Harper Miss Emily S Williams
Miss Tiah E Simmons
Mr Robert Cox Mr Jamie Pinner
Mr Rex Rainbow N/A

Ref: 17/821


Dorset Community Service Award

This award was created in 2016 to recognise a former resident of Dorset, Yvonne Thorne. While no longer a resident and therefore not eligible to receive a Dorset Australia Day Award, Yvonne was awarded the first Dorset Community Service Award in 2016 to thank her for her years of service to Dorset.