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Knox Australia Day Awards

The Knox Local Australia Day Awards are a great opportunity to recognise someone who has made a beneficial contribution to the Knox community.

About the Awards

The winners were selected from an outstanding field of nominees, each representing members of the community who have gone above and beyond in serving the city and their fellow citizens.

This could be a:

  • friend
  • family member
  • community leader
  • colleague.

The recipients are announced at our Australia Day Awards Ceremony held in January at the Knox Civic Centre.

Award winners are selected by the Australia Day Awards Committee

Nominations for the awards open in September each year.

Award categories

Nominations are invited in the following categories:

Young Citizen of the Year

For community members of Knox who are under 25 years of age on 26 January in the year the award is being presented and who have made an outstanding contribution to their community or school.

Elder Citizen of the Year

For community members of Knox aged 65 and over who have made a significant contribution to the community or are an inspirational role model.

Local Hero

For a community member who performed a heroic act or made a singular outstanding achievement in the Knox community.

Environmentalist of the Year

For community members of Knox whose actions and ideas have had a significant positive impact on the natural environment.

Volunteer of the Year

For community members of Knox who have given of themselves in a voluntary role.

Citizen of the Year

For community members of Knox who could be described as role models in the community, who have given selflessly of themselves to others.

Current award winners

The 2021 Knox Local Australia Day Awards recipients were:

  • Citizen of the Year: Christine Ellis
  • Young Citizen of the Year: Aimee Bugeja
  • Elder Citizen of the Year: Christel Huwald
  • Volunteer of the Year: Manoj Varsani
  • Local Hero: Eve John.

Previous award winners

The 2020 Knox Local Australia Day Awards recipients were:

  • Citizen of the Year: Gary Cantwell
  • Young Citizen of the Year: Sam Heydon
  • Elder Citizen of the Year: Jeanette Spencer
  • Volunteer of the Year: Neil Morriss
  • Environmentalist of the Year: Erica Peters
  • Local Hero: Sam Jelley

Need help?

Contact us and we will get back to you.

Or call our Governance team on 9298 8000.

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