Community Citizen of the Year Awards

Community Citizen of the Year Awards
News
01 Sep 2021

Awards nominations now open, nominate your local hero for the Community Citizen of the Year Awards.

Each year on Australia Day, the Community Citizen of the Year Awards provides us the opportunity to acknowledge the contribution and celebrate community engagement of people within the community.

Outstanding contribution and community service include areas such as education, health, fund-raising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment, social inclusion or any other area that contributes to the advancement and wellbeing of a community.

 It is an opportunity to give them the recognition they deserve.

The four categories in the awards include:

  • Citizen of the Year - a person you believe has delivered outstanding service to his or her community.
  • Citizen of the Year – Young  - a young person you believe has delivered outstanding service to his or her community and to be eligible, the person must be under 25 years of age on January 26.
  • Citizen of the Year – Senior -  an older person you believe has delivered outstanding service to his or her community and to be eligible, the person must be over 65 years of age on January 26.
  • Award for Active Citizenship - a group doing outstanding work or for an event staged in the community during the past year.

Selection guidelines:

  • Significant contribution to the local community over and above what is normally expected from their paid employment/business.
  • Demonstrated leadership on a community issue resulting in the enhancement of community life.
  • A significant initiative which has brought about positive change and added value to community life.
  • Inspiring qualities as a role model for the community.

Nominations are now open and close on 31 October. Nominations received after the closing date will be ineligible for consideration.

For full details and to nominate please visit the Citizenship Awards website.