Reg Miller Award

The Reg Miller Award is the onion industry’s highest honour.

Open to anyone passionate about the industry, the award recognises people who have made outstanding contributions to the Australian onion industry.

The award is named in recognition of Reg Miller, a South Australian who helped found Onions Australia.

He worked on the family farm for some 20 years, served with the Australian Infantry in Darwin during World War Two, and throughout his life served on multiple committees in support of grower associations, including Onions Australia.

Nominations for the Reg Miller Award are open all year round, and close on the 1st of August each year. The award is not necessarily presented every year: only when suitable nominations are received.

The recipient is announced at the Onions Australia Annual Conference and Levy Payers Meeting.

For more information on the nomination process, contact the OA office: 08 8725 8862

2018 Reg Miller Award recipient, Lewis Lydon with OA Chairman, Pete Shadbolt and CEO, Lechelle Earl

Past Recipients

2018 – Lewis Lydon

2016 – Andrew Moon

2015 – Dean Metcalf

2014 – Brian Bonde

2012 – Richard Jones

2011 – Peter Ivankovich

2010 – Steve Rathjen

2009 – Trevor Wicks

2008 – Ken Jackson

2007 – Don Fawkner

2006 – Tony Rumsey

2003 – Reg Ruge

2002 – Timothy Shadbolt

2000 – Tim Groom