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Do you know someone who shows exceptional leadership or commitment towards improving the lives of others in our community? By nominating them for one of our citizens awards, you’ll be showing them their efforts have not gone unnoticed.

There are two awards:

  • Citizen of the Year Award
  • Young Citizen of the Year Award (aged 26 and under).

The winners will be announced at the Boroondara Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony on Sunday 26 January 2021, depending on coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions.

Nominations for the 2021 awards are now open.

Nominate for Citizen of the Year award

    Step 1: Make sure your nominee meets the conditions of entry

    • Entry in the Citizen of the Year Award and Young Citizen of the Year Award is open to all Australian citizens who are living, studying, working or volunteering in the City of Boroondara.
    • Entry in the Young Citizen of the Year Award is open to all Australian citizens under 26 years of age (as at 26 January 2021) who are living, studying, working or volunteering in the City of Boroondara.
    • Current serving Councillors of the City of Boroondara are ineligible.
    • You cannot nominate yourself.
    • Nominations can be made online or on the hardcopy form. If you would like the hardcopy form, please email [email protected]
    • Individuals and organisations may make nominations.
    • All nomination information and materials submitted remain the property of the City of Boroondara.
    • The decision of the judging panel is final, and no correspondence will be entered into in respect of the decision.

    Step 2: Make sure your nominee meets the selection criteria

    Consider:

    • How has your candidate contributed to the community and what has been the impact or benefits of their contribution?
    • How has your nominee demonstrated leadership, commitment to helping others or inspired as a role model?
    • What special skills, talents or attributes does your candidate have that makes them stand out? 
    • Personal, academic and professional achievements.
    • Degree of difficulty of the achievement and sacrifices made.
    • Previous award and recognition.

    Step 3: Submit your nomination form

    To complete the online form, you'll need to provide:

    • your name, phone number, email and address
    • your nominee's name, phone number, email and address
    • scanned copies of supporting documents.

    When we've received your nomination, we'll send you a confirmation email.

    We'll contact you if we need any more information.

    Due to the large volume of entries, we only notify the award winners and their nominators. We contact them in December.

    For more information on the citizens awards, contact us on 9278 4475.

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