Whitehorse City Council

Australia Day Civic Awards

The annual Whitehorse Australia Day Civic Awards and the Sport and Recreation Australia Day Trophy are designed to recognise, acknowledge and promote the efforts of people and community clubs or groups who either live, work, study or participate in the Whitehorse community.

 

Nominations are now open and must be received by 5pm on Friday 2 November 2018
Download the
pdf icon Australia Day Awards 2019 nomination form (150.27kB) 

Three categories are available for nomination:

  • The Citizen of the Year Award recognises and acknowledges outstanding contributions from persons who have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years and is 27 years of age or older on 26 January of the awards year.
  • The Young Citizen of the Year Award recognises and acknowledges outstanding contributions made by a young person who must be younger than 27 years of age of the awards year.
  • The Community Achievement Award recognises and acknowledges contributions that provide opportunities for participation and benefit the wider community. Nominees may be an individual, over 18 years of age, or an entire community group/organisation from within the City of Whitehorse.

The Whitehorse Sport and Recreation Australia Day Trophy recognises sporting, recreation and community clubs and groups that have created opportunities for participation to benefit the broader Whitehorse community.

Past recipients of the awards reside, study, work or participate in the Whitehorse community, dedicating their lives to volunteering, fundraising or advocating for the community, and community groups or clubs that have provided outstanding community events or activities.

For more information on Australia Day Awards, call 9262 6333 and ask to speak to Jenny Russell.

For more information on Australia Day Sport and Recreation Trophy, call 9262 6106 and ask to speak to the Parks Planning and Recreation Project Officer.

Read the pdf icon Letter from the Mayor (150.16kB) announcing the opening of nominations for the prestigious awards for 2019 or read about the 2018 Winners of Australia Day Civic Awards.