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.
For more information on the Australia Day Awards, please contact Jenny Russell, Team Leader Governance on 9262 6337.
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 Sport and Recreation Trophy, call 9262 6106 and ask to speak to the Parks Planning and Recreation Project Officer.
Nominations for 2020 Australia Day Civic Awards are now closed.