Citizen of the Year Awards

Who makes a real difference in your community?

Each year on Australia Day, the Community Citizen of the Year Awards give local governments around the state the opportunity to acknowledge the contribution and celebrate community engagement of people within the community. 

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 

Auspire and participating Local Councils call for nominations from community groups and individuals.  Nominations are submitted to Auspire online via

At the 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 may also make nominations based on local knowledge and experience.

Awards are presented as part of Australia Day celebrations and all finalists will be notified directly.

All finalists and winners are also eligible to be submitted by councils or the original nominator to Auspire for consideration in the Australian of the Year Awards the following year.


Nominations are currently closed.