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Australia Day Awards

Australia Day Awards

Our annual Australia Day Awards recognise the outstanding service of residents who have made a valuable contribution to our community.

Nominations now open

Nominations for our 2018 Australia Day Awards are now open. 

Nominations close 24 November. 

Do you know someone who deserves recognition?

The City of Whittlesea Australia Day Awards provides an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions made by members of our community.

Anyone can nominate someone they believe deserves recognition for their valuable and selfless service to the community.

There are five award categories:

Citizen of the Year

A person who has made a noteworthy contribution during the current year, and/or given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years. Nominees must:

  • be over 25 years of age on 26 January 2018
  • be an Australian citizen
  • reside, work or study in the City of Whittlesea

Access and Inclusion Citizen of the Year

A person who has made a noteworthy contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years by including others whose access to participation is restricted due to physical, social or other challenges. Nominees must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • reside, work or study in the City of Whittlesea

Senior Citizen of the Year

A person who has made an outstanding contribution to the quality of life of citizens of that age group. Nominees must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • be over the age of 60 years on 26 January 2018
  • reside within the City of Whittlesea

Young Citizen of the Year

A person who has made a noteworthy contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years. Nominees must:

  • be aged 12 to 25 years of age as at 26 January 2018
  • be an Australian citizen
  • reside, work or study in the City of Whittlesea

Community Group of the Year

A Community Group which has made a noteworthy contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years. Nominee groups must:

  • deliver services, events and activities which meet a community need or priority.
  • be a not for profit organisation or volunteer group within the City of Whittlesea.
  • be an inspiring role model for the Whittlesea Community.

 

Guidelines

The following guidelines should be used when completing your submission:

  • Degree of difficulty of the achievement and commitment made
  • Voluntary work beyond paid employment
  • Demonstrated excellence
  • Length of activity or service
  • Achievements as an individual or as part of a group or organisation.
  • Suggested maximum 1000 words

 

How to nominate 

2017 Australia Day recipients

We announced the recipients of the 2017 Australia Day Awards at our annual celebrations on Thursday 26 January.

2017 recipients

  • Citizen of the Year – Glen Wall
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Tabitha Anderson
  • Senior Citizen of the Year – Elizabeth Pratt
  • Access and Inclusion Citizen of the Year – Trevor Carroll

Learn more about the recipients.