Auspire - The Australia Day Council WA Community Citizen of the Year Awards provide an opportunity to acknowledge those people who have made a difference in the Perth community.

City of Perth Chair Commissioner Andrew Hammond said the awards recognised those who made a crucial contribution in areas such as volunteering, health, wellbeing, education, sport, arts, sustainability and social inclusion.

“The Community Citizen of the Year Awards recognise those who have demonstrated leadership and enhanced the Perth community through acts of kindness, bravery and selflessness,” he said.

“It is an opportunity to celebrate people who are proud of Perth, who have a sense of responsibility to the community and who have brought about positive change as a result.

“Every community has local heroes and Perth is no exception. The work these heroes do selflessly every day for our community should be recognised and they should be acknowledged for their hard work and dedication.  

“Selfless and inspirational acts of kindness are needed more than ever. In this time of uncertainty, it can help to step back and remind ourselves of the myriad ways people are lending a helping hand, big or small.”  

There are four categories for the awards as follows: 

  • Citizen of the Year;
  • Citizen of the Year – Youth (under 25 years of age);
  • Citizen of the Year – Senior (over 65 years of age);
  •  Active Citizenship (group or event).

To be eligible, nominees must reside or work principally within the City of Perth. Nominations close 31 October 2020.

The awards will be presented at the City of Perth’s Australia Day Citizenship and Awards Ceremony on 26 January 2021.

For further information or to make a nomination, visit www.citizenshipawards.com.au/nominate/

Issued by: Brooke Hunter, Strategic Communications Advisor, 0448 610 834, brooke.hunter@cityofperth.wa.gov.au

The City of Perth acknowledges the Whadjuk Nyoongar people as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters where Perth city is situated today, and pay our respect to Elders past and present.