Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards

27th October 2020

Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards

Who makes a difference in your community?

Nominations open 1st October and close 1st November 2020:  

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Community Event of the Year

Awards are presented at Australia Day events in Councils across South Australia.

To download the nomination form click here

Citizen of the Year

To be eligible, the person must be an Australian Citizen.

Young Citizen of the Year

To be eligible, the person must be at least 16 years of age, but under 30, on 26 January of the Awards year.

Community Event of the Year

This is presented to the person/group who has staged the most outstanding community event during the past year.

Procedure:

Each local Council in South Australia seeks nominations in their local Council area, with the award recipients typically announced at the Council’s Australia Day celebrations.

Councils can forward the details of their Award recipients to the Australia Day Council of SA to go in the running for the State Awards, presented by the Governor of South Australia.

The Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards are proudly presented by the Australia Day Council of South Australia, sponsored by On the Run, Sarah Constructions and the Local Government Association of South Australia. The Citizen of the Year Awards are administered by local Councils across SA.

The Awards reward and recognise individuals and organisations that have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year, and/or given outstanding service over a number of years, to a local community over and above normal employment duties.

Outstanding contribution and community service include areas such as education, health, fundraising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment, or any other area that contributes to the advancement and well being of a community.

Nominate someone who makes a real difference in your community and give them the opportunity to be rewarded and recognised for their important contribution.