The Premier's Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards focus on community contribution and participation rather than personal achievement.
They are run in many Councils around the State as a joint initiative of Australia Day WA, the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) and the Office of Premier and Cabinet.
If your local council has adopted the awards program then nominate an inspiring community member or group from your area for an award to be presented at a ceremony on Australia Day - 26 January. The three awards highlight active citizenship, outstanding contribution to the local community and Australian pride and spirit. Choose the one that suits your nominee:
- outstanding community contribution by a local citizen
- outstanding community contribution by a local citizen under 25 years of age
- outstanding community contribution by a local group or community event
Submit your nomination to the CEO of your local council by the fourth Friday in November (check with your local council for their closing dates).
To download a copy of the nomination form for the Premier's Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards please click here
A document answering frequently asked questions can be downloaded here - FAQs
Australia Day WA, through all of its Awards Programs, is keen to recognise those displaying the ideals of social justice, cultural diversity and acknowledging the importance that the reconciliation process plays in enabling people to feel valued and contribute more positively to society.