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The City of Kingston's annual celebration of Australia Day will be hosted on Sunday 26 January 2020 at Kingston City Hall, Moorabbin.

Join us as for a celebration including: 

  • A Citizenship Ceremony welcoming 100 new Australia Citizens
  • Announcement of the Australia Day Award Winners for 2020
  • Buffet Brunch

Event program

  • Hot beverages and pastries from 7.30am 
  • Grand Hall doors open 8am
  • Official proceedings 8.30am - 10am
  • Mingle with other guests while enjoying a buffet breakfast from 10am
    Please note this is not a sit-down meal 

Community tickets

We have 100 free community tickets up for grabs to join us at the Celebration. 

Book tickets now

Please note, there is a limit of four tickets per transaction.

We hope to see you there!



Australia Day Awards

Nominations for 2020 have now closed.

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 Celebration on Sunday 26 January 2020.  


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 categories.

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

2019 Winners

Awards for 2019 were in the following categories: 

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

Thank you to everyone who nominated an outstanding community member.