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Citizen of the Year Awards


The Citizen of the Year Awards are proudly presented by the Australia Day Council of South Australia and administered by local Councils.

The Awards reward and recognise individuals and organisations that have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year, and/or give an outstanding service over a number of years to a local community or over and above normal employment duties.

Outstanding contribution and community service includes areas such as; education, health, fundraising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment, or any other area that contributes to the advancement and wellbeing of a community.

The City of Adelaide provides awards for outstanding citizens and events held in the City of Adelaide area, as part of the national Citizen of the Year Awards.

To nominate, simply fill out this form below before 17 November or download the form and email it to


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.

Nominate someone who makes a real difference in your community and give them the opportunity to be rewarded and recognised for their important contribution.

DOWNLOAD: Nomination Guidelines



Each local Council in South Australia seek nominations in their local Council area, with the award recipients typically announced at the Council’s Australia Day celebrations.

All nominations will be assessed by Council’s Civic Recognition Working Group. Members include the Lord Mayor, Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillors, and the Chief Executive Officer. Once the Working Group has made its decision, nominees will be contacted regarding the outcome and to discuss the arrangements for the Award conferring ceremony.

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