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Citizen of the Year Awards

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

Do you know an individual who helps make the Wakefield region great? Or a community group which has made a big difference to local lives?

Each year we hold Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards to honour individuals and organisations that have made a voluntary contribution to our community.

Nominate now!

The awards recognise people in three categories:

Citizen of the Year Award:
  • To be eligible, the person must be an Australian Citizen.
Young Citizen of the Year Award:
  • To be eligible, the person must be an Australian Citizen and must be 30 years of age or less on 26 January in the year of the award presentation.
Community Event of the Year Award:
  • This is presented to the person/group who has staged the most outstanding community event during the past year.

2021 AWARD RECIPIENTS

  • Citizen of the Year: Richard Gregory
  • Young Citizen of the Year: Kristin Carling
  • Community Event of the Year: Ladies Wellbeing Gala, Balaklava

Read more about the winners

2020 AWARD RECIPIENTS

  • Citizen of the Year  JOINT WINNERS - Brian Parker and Tracey Andriske
  • Young Citizen of the Year - Kara Binka
  • Community Event of the Year - Lochiel's 150 Celebration

2019 AWARD RECIPIENTS

  • Citizen of the Year: Derryn Stringer  
  • Young Citizen of the Year: Georgina Burden  
  • Community Event of the Year: Rope 4 Hope Owen Primary School
Community Event of the Year - Rope 4 Hope