Australia Day Awards 2021

Nominate today!

Entries are open now to nominate a fellow community member for one of the following 6 Categories; click on your desired category to instantly download the nomination form. Nominations close midday on 5th December 2021 and will be announced on Australia Day 26 January 2021, so get nominating today!

Citizen of the Year

The Citizen of the Year Award recognises a person who has made a noteworthy contribution during the current year or given outstanding service over a number of years to their community. To be eligible for the award the nominee must be an Australian Citizen and 31 years or older on 26 January 2020.

Young Citizen of the Year

The Young Citizen of the Year award recognises a person who has made a noteworthy contribution during the current year or given outstanding service over a number of years to their community. To be eligible for the Award the nominee must be an Australian Citizen and 30 years or younger on 26 January 2021.

Senior Citizen of the Year

The Senior Citizen (Elder) of the Year award recognises a person who has made a noteworthy contribution during the current year or given outstanding service over a number of years to their community. To be eligible for the award the nominee must be an Australian Citizen and 60 years or older on 26 January 2020.

Sportsperson of the Year

The Sportsperson of the Year Award recognises a person who has made a noteworthy contribution in sport during the current year or given outstanding service over a number of years to their community. To be eligible for the award the nominee must be an Australian Citizen and nominated solely on their sports contribution or performance.


Volunteer of the Year

The Volunteer of the Year Award recognises a person who has made a noteworthy contribution as a volunteer during the current year or given outstanding service over a number of years to their community. To be eligible for the award the nominee must be an Australian Citizen and nominated solely on their volunteer work.

Community Event of the Year

The Community Event of the Year Award recognises and encourages the significant contribution local organisations/groups make to community life and promotes national pride and community responsibility. The Award is open to community groups of four or more people who;

• Perform a service to the community

• Raise funds for a community charity, event or project

• Conduct a successful project, event or activity

• Bring credit or recognition to the community through a cultural, environmental or sporting achievement

To be eligible for the Award the Community Event must have occurred in the year prior to 26 January 2021.