Australia Day Awards
Nominations are closed for 2021
In choosing the recipients of the Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards, regard is given to the nominee’s achievements in the year immediately prior to receiving the award, as well as their past achievements and ongoing contribution to the community.
A nominee need only be nominated once to be considered. The number of nominations received per nominee bears no weight in their selection.
- Citizen of the Year
- Young Citizen of the Year
- Active Citizenship (NEW)
The selection criteria for Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year are:
- Significant contribution to the community
- An inspirational role model for the Australian community
- The scope of impact the individual’s contribution has on the local government area
The selection criteria for Award of Active Citizenship:
- This award would be for a person or group delivering outstanding work for an event or cause staged in the community during the past year
Citizen of the Year Award: to be eligible, the person must be an Australian citizen.
Young Citizen of the Year Award: to be eligible, the person must be an Australian citizen under 30 years of age on January 26, the year of nomination.
2020 Award Winners
|Recipient||Recipient Home Town||Award Received|
|Chris Savill||Mount Barker||Citizen of the Year|
|Zac Lambe||Mount Barker||Young Citizen of the Year|
|2019 Australia Day @ Auchendarroch Family Fun Day||Mount Barker||Event of the Year|
|2019 Show N Shine for Brain Cancer||Mount Barker||Event of the Year Commendation|
|2019 Macclesfield Strawberry Fete||Macclesfield||Event of the Year Commendation|
|Chris Eustace||Harrogate||Mayoral Award|
|Macie Davies||Mount Barker||Environmental Efforts|
Front left to right - Mayor Ann Ferguson, Mahayla Rose (Event of the Year Commendation for 2019 Show N Shine for Brain Cancer), Christie Gordan (Event of the Year Commendation for 2019 Macclesfield Strawberry Fete), Dan Cregan MP, Wayne Anthony OAM Australia Day Ambassador. Middle – Rebekha Sharkie MP. Back left to right - Chris Eustace (Mayoral Award), Zac Lambe (Young Citizen of the Year), Ben Huxtable (Event of the Year - 2019 Australia Day @ Auchendarroch Family Fun Day. Inset - Chris Saville (Citizen of the Year)