Mirrabooka NAIDOC Awards 2023

Nominations are now open for Mirrabooka NAIDOC awards for 2023. Winners will be announced at the Mirrabooka NAIDOC Event on Thursday 6 July 2023.

Nominations close on the Friday 2 June 2023 at 4.00pm.

NAIDOC Awards 2023

About the awards

The Mirrabooka NAIDOC Committee is passionate about recognising the positive contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make in the local community. 

These awards aim to publicly celebrate and honour the achievements of the recipients.

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2022 award winners

 The winners from 2022 are:

  • Elder of the Year - Ms Lois May
  • Community Member of the Year - Mr Clive Smith
  • Community Organisation of the year - Ebenezer Corporation
  • Jess Bairnsfather-Scott Youth Award - Mr Benjamin Mcguire
  • Aboriginal Youth Performers of the Year - Proud Noongar Boys.

Elder of the Year Award

Nominations for this award are based on the following selection criteria:

  • The Elder exemplifies the values important to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Demonstrated commitment and contribution to benefit Aboriginal people over the long
  • term, and demonstrated achievement in this area
  • The Elder is an inspirational leader and role model
  • Demonstrated involvement in the Aboriginal community at the local, regional and/or National levels.

The Jess Bairnsfather-Scott Award for Youth of the Year

Jessica was an outstanding young spirit whose drive, commitment and passion for her Aboriginal culture and history drove her to always strive for the betterment of her community. The Community wishes to dedicate this award to Jessica's memory.

  • The Youth nominee demonstrates the values important to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • The Youth nominee always displays positive and responsible actions and contributes in a constructive manner to the community.

Community Member of the Year

This award is for the Community Member who has contributed to the community in a positive and constructive manner to improve outcomes for community members.

Organisation of the Year Award

Nominations for this award are based on the following selection criteria:

  • The organisation possesses and puts into practice the values important to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Demonstrated commitment and contribution to benefit Aboriginal people over the long term and demonstrated achievement in this area
  • The organisation is an inspirational leader and role model to other organisations
  • Demonstrated involvement in the Aboriginal community at the local, regional and/or national levels.

Award winners will be presented with their awards at the Mirrabooka NAIDOC event on Thursday 6 July 2023 at Stirling Leisure Centres - Herb Graham.

For more information, please contact the City's Aboriginal Engagement Officer via email familyservices@stirling.wa.gov.au.