Community Citizen of the Year Awards

Each year on Australia Day, the Community Citizen of the Year Awards give local governments around the State the opportunity to acknowledge the contribution and celebrate community engagement of people within the community. Do you know someone within the City of Stirling who makes your community a better place?

Every community has local heroes and you have the opportunity to acknowledge those making outstanding contributions in 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 the community.

Auspire – Australia Day Council of Western Australia and the City of Stirling will accept nominations from July 2021.

Community Citizen of the Year

Nomination categories

  • Community Citizen of the Year
  • Community Citizen of the Year - Youth (under 25 years)
  • Community Citizen of the Year - Senior (65 years or over)
  • Active Citizenship - group or event. 
Nominate now for Community Citizen of the Year Awards 2022
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Who can nominate for an award?

Nominations are open to:

  • Individual members of the public
  • Individuals on behalf of a group or organisation
  • Local government employees and Elected Members may also make nominations based on local knowledge and experience.

Nominations open from July 2021. 

What is the Community Citizen Selection Criteria?

Nominees must have met the one or more of the following criteria: 

  • 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.

Who is eligible for nomination?

A person or group must satisfy the following criteria to be eligible for nomination:

  • Awards may be granted posthumously in recognition of recent achievements
  • Groups of people will not normally be eligible except when meeting the criteria for a community group
  • A person may receive an award on more than one occasion in recognition of their particularly outstanding community contribution or involvement in an alternative initiative
  • Unsuccessful nominees may be nominated in future years
  • Nominations must be apolitical in their nature
  • Sitting members of State, Federal and local government are not eligible.

How do I submit a nomination?

To submit a nomination, visit the nomination page on the Citizen of the Year Awards website here

The prestigious awards is a program of Auspire - Australia Day Council WA, presented in partnership with local Council member organisations.​


Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony FAQs

I have received my approval from Home Affairs, can I attend the ceremony?

No, only people who received their formal invitation from the City of Stirling can attend the Ceremony.

Where can I park at Des Penman reserve?

Ample parking can be found around the Reserve on Lemana Rd, Kindra Way, Carcoola St and Sylvia St.

How long will the ceremonies take?

  • The Community Citizen of the Year Awards will approximately take 30mins.
  • Citizenship Ceremony will approximately take 45mins.