Community Citizen of the Year Awards

Every community has local heroes. Auspire – The Australia Day Council WA, Community Citizen of the Year Awards is your opportunity to acknowledge those making an outstanding contribution to your local community. The Patron of the Citizen of the Year Awards is The Honourable Kim Beazley AC Governor of Western Australia.

The Awards recognise individuals and organisations making a notable contribution during the year, and/or to those who have given outstanding service over a number of years.

Outstanding contribution and community service includes 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 a community.

2022 Citizen of the Year Awards

These state-wide awards recognise and reward local residents and groups for their significant contribution to community life and active participation in local projects.

Nominations are now closed for the 2022 Citizen of the Year Awards.

Award categories

  • Citizen of the Year: A person you believe has delivered outstanding service to his or her community
  • Citizen of the Year - Young: A young person you believe has delivered outstanding service to his or her community and to be eligible, the person must be under 25 years of age on 26 January 2022
  • Citizen of the Year - Senior: An older person you believe has delivered outstanding service to his or her community and to be eligible, the person must be over 65 years of age on 26 January 2022
  • Award for Active Citizenship: A group doing outstanding work or for an event staged in the community during the past year

Nominations are judged on 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

Key dates

Award winners and nominees are recognised at the City’s Australia Day celebrations on 26 January 2022.

For more information including eligibility criteria, please visit www.citizenshipawards.com.au.

2021 Award winners

News Listings

January 2021
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Auspire Community Citizen of the Year Awards presented to outstanding locals

Media Release 27 January 2021

Each year on Australia Day, the City of South Perth has the pleasure of presenting the Community Citizen of the Year Awards.

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January 2020
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Auspire Community Citizen of the Year Awards presented

Media Release 28 January 2020

Congratulations to the winners and nominees recognised with Auspire Community Citizen of the Year Awards.

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