Each year on Australia Day we recognise the outstanding work of our community’s unsung heroes with the Citizen of the Year Awards.
These awards honour people and organisations who generously give their time and effort to help others and improve the Ku-ring-gai community.
These people might be your neighbours, colleagues or family members who volunteer for charity work, a local business that never fails to get behind an important community initiative, those who strive to improve the community services and facilities of Ku-ring-gai, or a young person striving to become a leader for tomorrow.
The Citizen of the Year Awards aim to recognise residents of Ku-ring-gai who have demonstrated excellent citizenship and contribution to the people of Ku-ring-gai or the wider community.
2020 Award categories
Ku-ring-gai Citizen of the Year
Ku-ring-gai Senior Citizen of the Year
Ku-ring-gai Young Citizen of the Year
Environmental Citizen of the Year
Outstanding Service to the Ku-ring-gai Community - Individual or Group
Nominations are now open
Nominations are invited from the community for individuals or organisations that you believe have demonstrated selfless dedication to Ku-ring-gai and its residents during the past 12 months.
Their achievements must be current and nominees must live in Ku-ring-gai or contribute significantly to the Ku-ring-gai community.
Please read the nominations guidelines (pdf. 2MB) and complete the online nomination form below:
or download the nomination form (pdf. 750KB).
Please return completed hard copy nomination forms to:
Post: Ms Suzanna La Cava, Community Department, Ku-ring-gai Council, Locked Bag 1006, Gordon NSW 2072
Fax: 9424 0207
The awards are presented at the Australia Day Citizenship and Awards ceremony in Bicentennial Park on 26 January 2020.
2019 Award winners
Citizen of the Year - Lea James
Young Citizen of the Year - Melissa Li
Outstanding Service to the Community (Group) - Lifeline
Outstanding Service to the Community (Group) - Mirrabooka Singers