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Citizen of the Year Awards 2023 nominations are now open

Citizen of the Year Awards 2023 nominations are now open
07 October 2022

If you know an individual, organisation, group or event that has made an outstanding and impactful contribution to our local community outside their regular employment, this is your opportunity to show them that they’re truly appreciated and nominate them for the 2023 Citizen of the Year Awards.

Individuals and organisations eligible for the Citizen of the Year Awards may offer services including but not limited to; education, health, fundraising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment, or any other area that contributes to the advancement and well-being of a community.

CEO Australia Day Council of South Australia, Jan Chorley, says the Citizen of the Year Awards program truly represents the recognition of the best in our community.

“It enables appreciation and gratitude for those people and organisations that volunteer their time and expertise across all activities, without cause or motivation for recognition and glory,” said Jan Chorley.

“If there was a time to pay it forward and show them their efforts have not gone unnoticed, this time is now. Nominating is easy, and nominations are now open.”

Nominations are open for:

  • Young Citizen of the Year (persons under 30 years of age on 26 January 2023)
  • Citizen of the Year (persons 30 years of age or older on 26 January 2023)
  • Senior Citizen of the Year (persons 60 years of age or older on 26 January 2023)
  • Community Event of the Year, for events, staged during 2022
  • Active Citizenship, delivery of outstanding work on an event or cause staged during 2022

Nominations will be accepted until 5:00pm on Friday 18 November 2022 and should be marked ‘Australia Day 2023’ and posted to City of Mount Gambier, PO Box 56, Mount Gambier SA 5290 or emailed to

Nomination forms and guidelines are available from the Civic Centre, Mount Gambier Library, Mount Gambier Visitor Centre and the Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre or online at

For further information regarding award nominations, please contact City of Mount Gambier Strategic Development and Engagement Coordinator Heidi Gajic 08 8721 2555.

Media enquiries:
City of Mount Gambier Media and Communications Coordinator Jamie McDonald or 08 8721 2401.

Content authorised by City of Mount Gambier Acting CEO Barbara Cernovskis, 10 Watson Terrace, Mount Gambier SA 5290.