Community Celebrations

Honours and Awards:

Annually, Council makes a number of presentations/awards to nominated residents in the Shire of Harvey to recognise the outstanding achievements and significant contributions individuals make within the Shire of Harvey. Volunteers connect closely with the local community to build vibrant places to live, work and play. In some cases, without volunteer involvement the services and programs within the Shire would be limited or non existent. With the Shire of Harvey continually growing it is important to recognise the integral role volunteers play and the importance of acknowledging the dedication and hours many people put in.

The Shire of Harvey invites nominations from local residents for its annual awards which are presented at the Annual Dinner.

For further information on the Shire of Harvey Honours and Awards, please contact a Community Development Officer on 97290300 or email

Shire of Harvey Australia Day WA Active Citizen of the Year Award Recipients 2019:

The Shire of Harvey is pleased to acknowledge and congratulate the following recipients of the 2019 Australia Day WA Community Citizen of the Year Awards.

 Citizen of the Year Award:

  • Philip Penny: Nominated for his tireless work in the community with Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades at the local and State level and the Yarloop Primary School.
  • Robert George: Nominated for his long term community work within the Brunswick Junction Community including the Brunswick Agricultural Society, Roelands Olive Hill Bush Fire Brigade and the Brunswick Lions Club.
  • Brian Jones: nominated for his work in the community through the Leschenault Men’s Shed.

Senior Citizen of the Year Award:

  • Rowland Blades: Nominated for his work in the community with various community organisations including Morrissey Homestead, Rotary and Wattle Hill Lodge.

These worthy recipients were presented with their award certificates by Shire President Cr Tania Jackson at Australia Day Breakfasts in Harvey, Brunswick Junction and Australind.


Australia Day Breakfast and Award Ceremonies

Australia Day Events are held in the following locations in the Shire of Harvey

Australind:  Ridley Place Foreshore from 7am to 10am with breakfast concluding at 9am: Organised by the Lions Club of Australind with support from Leschenault VBFB, Australind SES, St Nicholas Church and Australind Seniors.

Binningup:  Binningup Country Club from 7am: Organised by the Binningup Community Association.

Brunswick Junction: Tom Pearson Pavilion at the Brunswick Showgrounds from 7am to 9am. Organised by the Lions Club of Brunswick.

Harvey:  Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre from 7am to 9am with breakfast finishing at 8.30am.  Organised by the Harvey Australia Day Breakfast Committee.

Australia Day Breakfasts and Awards have formed an integral part of Australia Day celebrations for the past 20 years. The   Australia Day WA “Community Citizen of the Year” Awards  give the community the opportunity to recognise  individuals and groups making outstanding contributions to the Shire of Harvey community through their inspiring actions and dedicated service. The recognition of these people helps to foster pride and strengthen our communities by acknowledging the positive contribution that they make and of which we are proud.

The Shire of Harvey has three active committees who nominate people annually for the Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards. These are in Harvey, Australind and Brunswick Junction.

Our Community Champions can be recognised in one of four categories.

  • Community Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Youth (under 25 years)
  • Senior Citizen of the Year – Senior (over 65 years)
  • Active Citizenship Award (for a community group or event)

Nominations can  be made by contacting the following people or directly via the website at;

Judith Talbot (Brunswick)
9726 1236
Paul Beech (Harvey)
9729 1207
Ron Knapp (Australind)
0428 361 135

Please note: The nomination period for the 2019 awards has now closed.    Nominations for 2020 will open again on the 1st September 2019


Contact Person: Community Development Officer
Contact Phone: 9729 0300
Contact Email:

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