Citizen of the Year Nomination Form

The Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year Awards are held annually to recognise those who have made a significant contribution to the community of Wingecarribee Shire.

Applications close on Sunday 3 December 2023. 

Nominations should provide information about the person or community organisation being nominated, for example the activities, awards, sporting involvements, achievements, and why you feel the nominee should receive the award. What makes them outstanding? What have they done above and beyond others?

Please note that an extract from the information provided in the nomination form will be reprinted in our Australia Day program to highlight the nominee’s contribution to the Shire.


  1. Nominations may be proposed by an individual, club or other organisation.
  2. Young Citizen of the Year nominees should be no more than 25 years of age as of 26 January 2024.
  3. Nominees must reside in the Wingecarribee Shire Council area.
  4. Consideration will be given to the nominee's achievements in the year immediately prior to the receipt of the award, as well as to their past achievements and ongoing contribution the community or to their school.  
  5. Nominations should cover the following essential criteria:
    • Demonstrated excellence in their field
    • Significant contribution to the community
    • An inspirational role model for others 
  6. Consideration will also be given to the following in assessing and comparing nominations against the above criteria:
    • Personal, academic, and professional achievements 
    • Contribution in their relevant field (how has the nominee 'put back' into their field to benefit others?)
    • Demonstrated leadership qualities
    • Community involvement
    • Contribution to the Shire
    • Any voluntary work undertaken
    • Achievements as an individual or as part of a group or organisation
    • Details of any individual acts of compassion, generosity or courage
  7. The nomination form should contain full details of the service the nominee has performed or contribution they have made and the reasons that qualify them for nomination. Please note that a summary of the information provided will be read on Australia Day, not necessarily the full contents of this application.
  8. Information on nomination forms is required to be signed both by the nominator and a person seconding the nomination form.
  9. The nominee will be contacted by our Australia Day Coordinator to confirm acceptance of the nomination received.
  10. Council conducts the selection process for the awards and reserves the right to refuse a nomination if it believes the candidate does not meet the eligibility criteria.  The decision of Council is final.
  11. Citizens who have previously been nominated for an Australia Day Citizen of the Year or You Citizen of the Year Award are eligible to be re-nominated but previous award winners are not.