Community Citizen of the Year Awards

The Auspire - Australia Day Council WA Community Citizen of the Year Awards are presented by Local Governments across Western Australia on Australia Day each year.  

The Community Citizen of the Year Awards program recognises leading citizens who are role models and who inspire us with their achievements and challenge us to make our own contribution to creating a better community.

The prestigious Community Citizen of the Year Awards is a program of Auspire - Australia Day Council WA, presented in partnership with local council member organisations. It culminates in the announcement of Community Citizen of the Year Award recipients on Australia Day.

Community Citizen of the Year

The four categories to nominate in are:

  • Community Citizen of the Year
  • Senior Community Citizen of the Year (65 years or over)
  • Young Community Citizen of the Year (under 25 years)
  • Active Citizenship Award (community group or event).

Who can nominate for an award?

Nominations are open to:

  • Individual members of the public
  • Individuals on behalf of a group or organisation
  • Local council staff and councillors may also make nominations based on local knowledge and experience.

Nominations open 1 September and close 31 October each year. Nominations received after the closing date will be ineligible for consideration.

For more information on eligibility criteria visit the Auspire - Australia Day Council WA website https://www.citizenshipawards.com.au/criteria/.

Community Citizen Selection Criteria

The winners will have been judged to have shown community engagement and:

Significant contribution to the local community.

  • 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.

For more information on the selection criteria visit the Auspire - Australia Day Council WAwebsite https://www.citizenshipawards.com.au/criteria/.

Who is eligible for nomination?

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

  • A person must first be nominated to be considered for the Awards
  • Nominees should reside or work principally within the local authority making the award
  • 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 couple may be recognized in an individual category
  • 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
  • Self-nominations are not accepted
  • Individuals must be at least 16 years of age on 26 January, though younger nominees may be considered for exceptional contribution
  • Unsuccessful nominees may be nominated in future years
  • Sitting members of State, Federal and Local Government are not eligible
  • Nominations must be apolitical in their nature
  • Nominees should not in any way bring the awards program or local government area in to disrepute.

For more information on the eligibility criteria visit the Auspire - Australia Day Council WA website https://www.citizenshipawards.com.au/criteria/.

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