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Community Awards

Community Awards

The Shire of Harvey holds an annual event in June to celebrate the achievements of individuals and groups that make a valuable contribution to our community.

During this event, awards are presented to Shire residents who have made an exceptional contribution to their community. 

The awards presented at this event include the:

Meritorious Service Award

This award is presented to a Shire of Harvey resident who has shown exemplary conduct, and made an exceptional contribution to community. As a guide, Meritorious Service Awards may be considered for persons who have made an outstanding contribution to one or more community organisations for a minimum period of 10 years.

Appreciation Award

Appreciation awards may be awarded to Shire of Harvey residents who have made a significant contribution to their local community for a minimum period of three years. 

Youth Award

The Youth award is for young people between 12 and 25 years of age who live in the Shire and have provided outstanding service to their local community over a number of years. 

Community Group Award

The Community Group award may be awarded to a community group or organisation that is based in the Shire of Harvey and has provided a significant contribution to the local community for a minimum of five years. 

Selection Criteria

Please note the following selection criteria for each award.


Must be a current resident of the Shire of Harvey.

Community Service

Include the following information:

  • Name of organisation(s) served.
  • Years of service.
  • Positions held.
  • Initiatives or projects instigated.


Briefly describe any important achievements that the nominee has been responsible for or made a significant contribution to whilst serving the community. Please note, these achievements cannot but due to paid employment.

Contributions and benefits to the community

Describe how the nominee’s contribution has benefitted the local and /or wider community.

Previous honours / awards

Include samples of press articles, awards, certificates etc.

For the Youth Award only: Leadership

  • Leadership / mentoring roles.
  • Role model for peers.
  • Encourages participation of peers.


The Shire’s Community Awards nominations for 2023 are now closed.