Australia Day Awards 2019: Nominate now!

Published: 20 September 2018

Cardinia Shire community members are invited to recognise outstanding local people and community events by nominating them for the 2019 Australia Day Awards.

Nominations can be made online in the following award categories: 

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Senior Citizen of the Year
  • Community Event of the Year

Nominations are assessed by a panel consisting of the Mayor and two councillors.

Cardinia Shire Mayor Cr Collin Ross said the Australia Day Awards were a great opportunity to recognise people and events making an important contribution to the Cardinia Shire community.

“We have so many people in our shire who do great work to make our community a better place to work, live and spend time. We also have many excellent events that deserve recognition.

“The Australia Day Awards are a great way to show our deep appreciation and put them in the spotlight,” said Cr Ross.

The 2019 Australia Day Awards will be presented at a special event in Pakenham on Australia Day, Saturday 26 January 2019. The event will include a citizenship ceremony and activities for families.

A number of other celebrations will also be held across Cardinia Shire on Australia Day.

To nominate go to

Nominations close on Sunday 25 November 2018.