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 customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au or 9528 0333 for a printable nomination form.

Nominations officially close on 31 October 2021.

2021 winners

  • Winner: Karin Gulliver

    Karin Gulliver was recognised for her volunteer work with the Read Write Now program since 2005.

    Mayor Barry Sammels with winner Karin Gulliver
     

  • No Award

    We encourage community members to nominate young community members for future awards.

     

  • Winner: Allan Leslie West

    Allan Leslie West was recognised for his outstanding work across many Rockingham Clubs since the 1960s, in particular his support of veterans.

    Mayor Barry Sammels with winner Allan Leslie West

  • Winner (Joint): Rockingham Uniting Church Opportunity Shop

    Chairman Brian Williams and Committee member Joy Williams accepted the award on behalf of the Rockingham Uniting Church Opportunity Shop. The award recognises over 50 years of continuous service to the Rockingham Community and making donations to numerous organisations over the years.

    Mayor Barry Sammels with Chairman Brian Williams and Committee member Joy Williams, Rockingham Uniting Church Opportunity Shop

     

    Winner (Joint): Silver Chain Volunteer Fundraiser Group

    Members Joy Dobson, Dot Kenworthy, Vi Macintyre and Veda Orgles accepted the award on behalf of the Silver Chain Volunteer Fundraiser Group. The award recognises over 50 years of continuous service for raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to purchase vitally important equipment for the ill, aged or frail members of the community.

    Mayor Barry Sammels with Silver Chain Volunteer Fundraiser Group members

     

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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