The Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards are proudly presented by the Australia Day Council of South Australia, Support Partners On the Run, Sarah Constructions and Media Partner Channel 9, and are administered by local Councils across South Australia.
On Australia Day, we encourage everyone to share a bit about their story, listen to the stories of others and celebrate with the people around you. Because we’re all part of the story.
The Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards reward and recognise individuals and organisations that have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year, and/or given 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, fund-raising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment, or any other area that contributes to the advancement and wellbeing of a community.
The Citizen of the Year Awards are proudly supported in South Australia by ON THE RUN, SARAH CONSTRUCTIONS AND CHANNEL 9
- Citizen of the Year Award
- Young Citizen of the Year Award
- Community Event of the Year Award
The Australia Day Council of South Australia and participating Local Councils call for nominations from community groups and individuals. Nominations are submitted online via this website or using the form provided by your local participating Council. To confirm if your council is participating, please go to the nominations page and select your Local Council from the drop-down menu.
All nominations received before the close-off date are provided to the relevant local Council for consideration and selection.
Awards are presented by local councils, usually as part of their Australia Day celebrations and all finalists will be notified by participating local councils directly.
Councils can forward the details of their Award recipients to the Australia Day Council of South Australia to go in the running for the State Awards, presented by the Governor of South Australia.
- South Australia’s Citizen of the Year Award
- South Australia’s Young Citizen of the Year Award
- South Australia’s Community Event of the Year Award