Cardinia Shire Australia Day 2019 award nominees announced

Published: 21 January 2019

Nominees for the Cardinia Shire Australia Day Awards 2019 have been announced.

Cardinia Shire Council will proudly announce the winners of the Awards at the community Australia Day event at 11am Saturday 26 January, at the Cardinia Cultural Centre, 40 Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham.

Free activities will be provided after the ceremonies from 12pm to 4pm, with the generous support of local businesses and organisations. Food will also be available to purchase at the event.

The nominees are:

Citizen of the year

  • Hardev Singh Cheema
  • Dr Harpreet Kandra
  • Kirra Kruzicevic
  • Ian Pinney

Senior citizen of the year

  • Vernon (Tony) Knight
  • Robert Porter
  • June Wright

Young citizen of the year

  • Zacharia Bohemann
  • Charlotte Hoareau
  • Baxter Stickland
  • Meaghan Venables

Community event of the year

  • Cardinia Australia Day Event 2018
  • Cockatoo CFA Christmas Eve Icy Pole Run
  • Cockatoo Country Market
  • Diwali Festival
  • Foundation Day – Siri Guru Nanak Darbar
  • Lang Lang United Soccer Club Community Disco
  • Pakenham Cricket Club Pink Stumps Day
  • Pakenham Jorh Mela
  • Yakkerboo Festival

For more information about this year’s Australia Day Awards nominees, go to

For more information on the Australia Day events, go to