Orange Push for Palliative won its second Australia Day award during a ceremony at Cook Park on Sunday.
The group, which secured a four-bed palliative care trial last year, was awarded Community Group of the Year.
The Community Event of the Year was awarded to the Old Orange Rockers for organising a live music concert featuring Orange musicians from the 1960s and early 1970s.
There were two nominees in each category with Riding for the Disabled also nominated for group of the year and Orange Anzac Day received a certificate of recognition for event of the year.
Orange Push for Palliative president Jenny Hazelton welcomed the award and said when the group won a few years ago it was earlier in the stages of advocating for improved palliative care services.
"At that stage we had collected 10,000 signatures from the community of Orange," Mrs Hazelton said.
She said the palliative care trial that started last year was a "huge step forward for services in this area to increase the options and choices for people in end of life care".
"With the support of the local health department and the specialised palliative care team and local GPs this project has become a reality," Mrs Hazelton said.
"It is a trial which finishes on March 26 this year and we are very keen to know the outcome of the trial.
"We believe it has been very successful and has made a difference to many families at this sad time in their lives."
Old Orange Rockers committee member John Kich said the event was held at Orange Ex-Services' Club in November after being organised through Facebook groups.
Mr Kich said Orange had a strong music scene in the 1960s and early 1970s and following live music nights that had been held at the Victoria Hotel for the past two to three years it was decided to bring the former Orange musicians back together.
"Most of them have left Orange and some of them hadn't seen each other for many years," Mr Kich said.
"These musicians hadn't seen each other for 30 to 40 years and haven't played together."
He said the musicians had three rehearsals before they returned to the stage.
He said through the Old Orange Crew Facebook page the musicians were reunited.
Mr Kich said the Old Orange Crew page has 12,000 members, which gave a good fan base for the event to take place.
He said the initial idea was the hold the performance at the Orange Function Centre, originally called the Amoco Community Centre, where Stomp City events were held featuring famous Australian bands of the time.
However, he said the venue could not be secured and Orange Ex-Services' Club approached the committee about hosting the live music event, which saw former Orange musicians travel from across Australia.
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