Nominations open soon for Australia Day Awards – celebrate what’s great!

Published: 3 September 2020

Applications open for Cardinia Shire Council’s 2021 Australia Day Awards on Monday 7 September.

If you know an outstanding person or event in the municipality, then Cardinia Shire wants to hear from you.  

Council’s Australia Day Awards recognise and honour the outstanding achievements of citizens and community events that made an important contribution to the local community. 

Nominations can be made online in the following award categories:   

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

Nominating someone for an Australia Day Award is an excellent way to acknowledge their contribution. 

Nominees must be Australian citizens and live, work or study within Cardinia Shire. They must have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year. 

Nominees for Young Citizen of the Year must be 25 years of age or younger on 26 January 2021. 

Nominees for Senior Citizen of the Year must be at least 70 years of age on 26 January 2021. 

Community events must have been hosted onsite or virtually in the shire between November 2019 and November 2020 by a not-for-profit organisation. Previous award winners are ineligible to win an award in the same category for at least 5 years. 

For more information, visit  

Nominations close 5pm on Friday 13 November 2020. 

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