Awards

Each year our nation celebrates the achievement and contribution of eminent Australians through various awards for Australia Day, and awards that are associated with Australia Day.

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS

The Citizen of the Year Award is predominantly run by local government across the states of Australia. It is a program rewarding community service at a local level and is administered through a nomination program, which is assessed by a local selection committee and/or Councillors, and Awards in the form or certificates and prizes are awarded at official Australia Day functions.

Award categories may include:

  • Citizen of the Year

  • Sportsperson of the Year

  • Senior Citizen of the Year

  • Student of the Year - this is determined by the administering local government organisation.

You should directly contact your local government organisation or local Australia Day Council to see if it runs a Citizen of the Year Program.

For more information and resources to facilitate this program in SA visit citizenoftheyear.com.au

For more information and resources to facilitate this program in WA visit citizenshipawards.com.au

THE AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS

For over 55 years, the Australian of the Year Awards have celebrated the achievements and contributions of Australia’s finest – those who lead by example across all fields of endeavour for the benefit our nation. The Awards provide all Australians with the opportunity to recognise someone who makes them proud, in four categories:

  • Australian of the Year

  • Senior Australian of the Year (those aged 65 years or over)

  • Young Australian of the Year (ages 16 to 30)

  • Australia's Local Hero

The Awards program is run by the National Australia Day Council, and proudly sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank.

Every Australian can play their part in giving our nation’s best the recognition they deserve. Be great and nominate at: www.australianoftheyear.org.au.

AUSTRALIA DAY HONOURS AND ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

On Australia Day and the Queen's Birthday holiday the Australian Government awards Australians who have contributed significantly to the Australian community with a range of Australian Honours.

This program is administered by the Council for the Order of Australia.

Contact:

Secretary, Order of Australia
Government House
CANBERRA ACT 2600
1800 552 275