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Knox Local Australia Day Awards 2018

The Knox Local Australia Day Awards are a great opportunity for you to recognise a friend, family member, community leader or colleague who has made a beneficial contribution to the Knox community. Nominations were open in the following categories:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Elder Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Local Hero
  • Environmentalist of the Year

Award recipients will be announced at our Australia Day Breakfast and flag raising ceremony held on 26 January 2018 at the Knox Civic Centre.

Nominations closed at 12pm on Thursday 30 November 2017.

How do I nominate someone for these awards?

To nominate someone you know for their contribution to our community, simply complete a nomination form and return to Council.

How to compile your nomination

To read more about each of the categories and the selection criteria, download the relevant nomination form from the link below.

  • Read the eligibility section on this form.
  • Attached submissions should be typed and around 500 words; maximum 1000 words.
  • Explain relevant achievements, background and reasons for your nomination.
  • Enclose clear copies of any newspaper or magazine articles about the nominee and relevant achievements.
  • List any other awards.
  • Include any other relevant information.


To be eligible for consideration for the Australia Day Local Awards, people must be Australian citizens, live in the municipality of Knox and participate in activities that impact on Knox. The Australia Day Local Awards are designed to honour local citizens who have shown a clear commitment to our national identity and a keenness to contribute to the betterment of the community.

  • Young Citizen of the Year must be under 25 years of age on 26 January 2018.
  • Elder Citizen of the Year must be 65 years and over.

Conditions of entry

  • The name of at least one referee must be supplied.
  • The decision of the Knox City Council Local Australia Day Awards Committee is final and no correspondence will be entered into in regard to that decision.
  • Entries should be delivered by hand or received in the mail by 12pm on Thursday, 30 November 2017. Council’s address is Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South, VIC, 3152.

For more information

For more information about the Local Australia Day Awards, please contact the Governance Department on 9298 8000 or email knoxcc@knox.vic.gov.au

Please join with Council in celebrating Australia Day by honouring inspirational people within our community.

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