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

Published: 5 September 2022

Applications are now open for Cardinia Shire Council’s 2023 Australia Day Awards.

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 to the local community. 

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 2023. 

Nominees for Senior Citizen of the Year must be at least 70 years of age on 26 January 2023. 

Community events must have been hosted onsite or virtually in the shire between November 2021 and November 2022 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 midnight Sunday 13 November 2022  

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