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

Published: 23 September 2021

Applications are now open for Cardinia Shire Council’s 2022 Australia Day Awards.

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 

Cardinia Shire Mayor Councillor Brett Owen said nominating someone for an Australia Day Award was an excellent way to acknowledge their contribution.

“If you know an outstanding person or event in our shire area, then we want to hear from you,” Cr Owen said.

“Our Australia Day Awards recognise and honour the outstanding achievements of our citizens and community events.

“We have four categories including Citizen of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year so I encourage you to jump online and get your nominations in.”

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 2022. 

Nominees for Senior Citizen of the Year must be at least 70 years of age on 26 January 2022. 

Community events must have been hosted onsite or virtually in the shire between November 2020 and November 2021 by a not-for-profit organisation.

Previous award winners are ineligible to win an award in the same category for at least 5 years. 

Nominations close 5pm on Friday 12 November 2021. 

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