Do you know someone who makes your community a better place in South Australia?
The Citizen of the Year Awards are proudly presented by the Australia Day Council of South Australia and administered by local Councils. The Awards reward and recognise individuals and organisations that have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year, and/or give an outstanding service over a number of years, to a local community over and above normal employment duties. Outstanding contribution and community service includes areas such as; education, health, fundraising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment, or any other area that contributes to the advancement and well-being of a community.
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 aged over 16 years and under 30 years of age on January 26, 2020.
Community Event of the Year Award
This is presented to the person/group who has staged the most outstanding community event during the past year.
Award for Active Citizenship
A person or group delivering outstanding work or for an event or cause, staged in the community during the past year
Each local Council in South Australia seek nominations in their local Council area, with the award recipients typically announced at the Council’s Australia Day celebrations. Nominate someone who makes a real difference in your community and give them the opportunity to be rewarded and recognised for their important contribution. Councils can forward the details of their Award recipients to the Australia Day Council of South Australia to go in the running for the 2021 State Awards, presented by the Governor of South Australia.
Nominations are closed for 2021. If you wish to nominate an individual or group, they will be in the running for the 2022 awards!