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Australia Day awards

2022 Australia Day award recipients with Mayor of the Day Councillor Mike Symon..jpg 2022 Australia Day award recipients with Mayor of the Day Councillor Mike Symon.

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

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 2022 and 31 December 2022. 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.

How to nominate

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

Nominate online:

Online nominations close 5pm, Sunday 4 December, 2022.

Nominate 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 4 December, 2022:

Australia Day award recipients 2022 

Maroondah's Australia Day awards were held on Australia Day (26 January 2022).

At the awards ceremony, the Mayor presented a certificate to all nominees, and the award recipients were announced.

See the Australia Day Awards recipients

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10/08/2017
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