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Australia Day awards

Australia Day award winners 2021 Australia Day award recipients with Mayor of the Day Councillor Kylie Spears.

Maroondah's Australia Day awards reward outstanding community service at a local level. They recognise great achievements during the past year, or contribution to the local community over a number of years.

There are 3 award categories:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Community Event of the Year (due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, nominations for online and digital events are also being encouraged).

Nominations for 2022

All nominees, and the person who nominated them, will be invited via a letter in December 2021 to attend the awards ceremony.

The ceremony will be held on Australia Day (26 January 2022).

At the awards ceremony, the Mayor will present a certificate to all nominees, and the award recipients will be announced.

How to nominate

You can nominate online or by filling in a hard copy form.

Apply online

Online submissions close 5pm, Sunday 5 December 2022.

Apply using the hard-copy application form

The nomination forms for each category are available in PDF or Word.

Please send the completed forms to Council by Sunday 5 December 2021:

Citizen of the Year  (docx, 199KB)

Citizen of the Year  (pdf, 127KB)

Young Citizen of the Year  (docx, 200KB)

Young Citizen of the Year  (pdf, 128KB)

Community Event of the Year  (docx, 199KB)

Community Event of the Year  (pdf, 129KB)

Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year

The awards for Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year recognise outstanding contributions to the Maroondah community by individuals.

The contribution could be in the areas of:

  • sport
  • hobbies
  • at school, college or university
  • in business or trade
  • to the environment
  • personal achievement
  • voluntary work.

The nominated person does not need to be a resident of Maroondah, but their contribution must be substantially to the community of Maroondah.

To be eligible for Young Citizen of the Year, the nominee must be at least 16 years of age and under 26 years of age on the date the awards are presented.

Community Event of the Year

The award for Community Event of the Year recognises an event which best reflects the importance of strong community values and ties.

The event must have taken place in Maroondah between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2021. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, nominations for online and digital events are also being encouraged.

Groups can nominate their own event.

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