; Recognising outstanding community members - City of Wanneroo

Recognising outstanding community members

Published Wednesday, 1st July 2015

Help acknowledge our dedicated and hardworking community members by nominating them for a City of Wanneroo Australia Day award.

Recognising community members

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the annual award recognised individuals and organisations who had made a significant contribution to the City’s community by awarding three categories of awards every Australia Day.

"The long standing award thanks the people and community groups that make our City such a terrific place to live," Mayor Roberts said. 

The categories are:

  • Charles Searson Australia Day Youth Award: for an individual under 25 years of age who has made an outstanding contribution to the local community.
  • Australia Day Award: for an individual over 25 years who has made an outstanding contribution to the local community.
  • Australia Day Community Group or Event award: for an outstanding local community group or event.

The awards will be presented at the Wanneroo Australia Day citizenship ceremony on January 26. This year the City hosted Australia’s biggest Australia Day citizenship ceremony with more than 600 residents taking the pledge.

Recipients must be residents of the City of Wanneroo, or have coordinated a community event within the City, or be members of a community group whose principal activities are conducted within the City of Wanneroo.

Nominees will be assessed by a judging panel based on their commitment to enhancing the local community, leadership qualities and local community presence.

Anyone in the community can submit a nomination by completing and submitting the nomination form on the City’s website or in person at 23 Dundebar Road, Wanneroo.

Nominations open 1 July and close Friday 20 November 2015.

More articles in the news archive.