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Australia Day Community Citizen of the Year Awards

Award recipients

About the awards

Each year the City coordinates the Australia Day Community Citizen of the Year Awards to recognise the significant and positive contributions of individuals and groups within the Rockingham community. The awards are run in conjunction with the Australia Day Council of WA and consist of four categories:

  • Community Citizen of the Year
  • Young Community Citizen of the Year (Under 25 years of age)
  • Senior Community Citizen of the Year (Over 65 years of age)
  • Active Citizenship – Group or Event

The awards are presented at the Australia Day Australian Citizenship Ceremony, 26 January each year.

There are a number of organisations and residents across the City who put in a significant amount of work to make our community a better place to live, and quite often they do this work with little recognition for their efforts,” City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said.

“These people are the heart and soul of the community and the Australia Day Council WA, Community Citizen of the Year Awards are the perfect opportunity to highlight their achievements.

How to nominate

Nominations can be submitted on the Community Citizen of the Year website. The site contains more information on the criteria for the awards and also how to nominate.

Alternatively, contact the City directly on or 9528 0333 for a printable nomination form.

Nominations officially close on 31 October 2020.

2020 winners

  • Winner: Terry Howson

    Eco-tourism operator Terry Howson was recognised for his work with Rockingham Wild Encounters.

    Terry Howson receiving his award

  • Winner: Kelly Crothers

    Kelly Crothers was recognised for her leadership in volunteer work.

    Kelly Crothers receiving her award

  • Winner: Gillian Harris

    Gillian Harris was recognised for her work with Coastal Districts Care Centre and Anglicare.

    Gillian Harris receiving her award

Previous winners

All winners’ names are placed on the Australia Day Awards honour boards and is located in the City of Rockingham Administration Building Reception Room.

A full list of winners’ names can be found in the document below.

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