The Australia Day WA, Community Citizen of the Year Awards are presented by Local Government within local communities across Western Australia on Australia Day. The Patron of the Citizen of the Year Awards is Her Excellency the Governor of Western Australia.
The Awards reward and recognise individuals and organisations making a notable contribution during the current 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.
How it works
Australia Day WA and participating Local Councils call for nominations from community groups and individuals. Nominations are submitted to Australia Day WA online via this website or using the form provided by your local participating Council. To confirm if your council is participating, please go to the nominations page and select your Local Government area from the drop-down menu.
All nominations received before the close-off date are provided to the relevant local Council for consideration and selection.
At the participating council’s discretion a committee, comprised of people from community organisations and citizens, will be appointed to manage the process as well as encourage and promote nominations. The committee of your local council may also make nominations based on local knowledge and experience.
Nominations open on 1 September and close on 31 October 2017.
Nominations received after the closing date will be ineligible for this year’s awards.
Awards are presented by local councils, usually as part of their Australia Day celebrations and all finalists will be notified by participating local councils directly.
All finalists and winners are also eligible to be submitted by councils or the original nominator to Australia Day WA for consideration in the Australian of the Year Awards the following year.