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Australia Day Award Nominations for 2019

City of Kingston’s annual Australia Day Awards recognise and honour the outstanding achievements of citizens and community groups who have made a significant contribution to the local community.
Award winners will be officially announced at Council’s Australia Day Breakfast on Sunday 26 January 2020.  

Do you know an individual or group who has made a significant contribution to the local community?  Nominate them today!

Nomination Categories
  • Citizen of the Year
  • Community Group of the Year

Nominations close Friday 1 November 2019.

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To be eligible for an award, nominated individuals must be Australian citizens who either live, work or study within the City of Kingston.

We're looking for nominees who have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years.

Individuals cannot self-nominate and can only be nominated in one category. Community groups must be not-for-profit organisations, operating with the City of Kingston and must consist of four members or more.
Previous award winners are ineligible to win in the same category again.

Assessment criteria

Nominees are assessed with regard given to:

  • significance and impact of contributions made
  • demonstrated level of commitment to the betterment of the Kingston community
  • degree of difficulty of the achievement and sacrifices made
  • nature and length of activity or service
  • future goals and likely impact on the Kingston community
  • previous awards and recognition received
  • demonstrated excellence in their field
  • individuals: whether his or her contribution was in the course of employment, voluntary or both
  • personal attributes of the nominee such as being an inspirational/positive role model for their peers, showing vision, leadership, innovation and creativity
  • personal, academic and professional achievements
  • community groups must demonstrate that they meet a community need or priority.

Selection process

Once nominations have closed, the selection panel will consider all eligible entries against the assessment criteria and select a winner in each of the four categories.

The selection panel consists of the Mayor and fellow Councillors of the City of Kingston.

Nominations close Friday 1 November 2019.

Nomination Form PDF


If you need assistance to complete your nomination form please contact or 1300 653 356.

2019 Winners

Awards for 2019 were in the following categories: 

  • Citizen of the Year - Beverly Fitzharris
  • Community Group of the Year - Save Kingston Group Inc.

Thank you to everyone who nominated an outstanding community member.