On Thursday 26 January, the City of South Perth had the privilege of welcoming 51 people from 26 different countries as they became Australian Citizens.
Our new citizens celebrated with their families and friends at the City of South Perth's Citizenship Ceremony, followed by the Great Aussie Breakfasted hosted by the Rotary Club. In addition to welcoming our newest citizens, the morning events included the raising of the Australian flag, presentation of the Community Citizen of the Year Awards and the Ted Maslen Memorial University Exhibition Award.
Our Auspire Community Citizen of the Year Award winners are:
- Community Citizen of the Year – Sarah Yates
- Senior Community Citizen of the Year – Peter Cole
- Young Community Citizen of the Year – Emily Lassam
- Active Citizenship Award – Friends of South Perth Wetlands
Read more about the Community Citizen of the Year Award Winners for 2023.
The City also presented the Ted Maslen University Exhibition Award to the top performing local year 12 student each year. Congratulations to Wesley College Perth student Michael Swift for achieving this honour.
A café owner committed to providing real employment opportunities for people with disability was one of several deserving recipients of this year’s Citizen of the Year Awards.