The efforts of East Coast community members did not go unnoticed this Australia Day.
Break O'Day Council mayor Mick Tucker said one of his favourite parts about his role was acknowledging the hard work and dedication of community members.
"Often the efforts of our dedicated community members fly under the radar as they are focussed on helping, not being acknowledged so it's a pleasure to shine a light on these integral community members," he said.
"Often the efforts of our dedicated community members fly under the radar as they are focussed on helping, not being acknowledged so it's a pleasure to shine a light on these integral community members.
"I really can't emphasize enough how important these community members are in a small community."
Break O'Day's Citizen of the Year award went to Pat Green for her generous volunteer-work within the Pyengana community.
Jackson Spilsbury, 19 of St Marys, was awarded Young Citizen of the Year for his dedication to his VET apprenticeship and his involvement with the St Marys Fire Brigade.
The mayor's special award went to Sue Kuter, and the Break O'Day Municipality Excellence Award went to Tyler Birch, Eleanor Taylor, and Richard Gee.
"Another highlight of my job as mayor is welcoming new Australian citizens to our area and being able to do this on Australia Day makes it really special," Cr Tucker said.
"Congratulations to our new Australian citizens, Juanita MacDonald and Martin Webb."
This year's Australia Day ambassador was Bruce Englefield.
Mr Englefield is the owner of East Coast Nature World, and his love of animals and the environment led him to set up the Devil Island Project to help save the Tasmanian Devils.
He is also an active member in the community, having established a weekly "boys club" where participants learned to look after reptiles.
Mr Englefield has now turned his attention to reducing the amount of roadkill on Tasmanian roads, and is now undertaking a PhD.
Following the ceremony, a celebration took place at St Helens including music from members of BREATHE: The Sound of Pink Floyd, a barbecue and drinks, and free children's activities.