Local Citizen of the Year Awards

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.
  • Outstanding Service to the Ku-ring-gai Community - Individual or Group (This award incorporates the previous award categories of business, heritage and environment).


Nominations for the 2020 awards will open early October 2019.

Award ceremony

The awards are presented at the Australia Day Citizenship and Awards ceremony in Bicentennial Park on 26 January 2020.

2018 Award winners

Citizen of the Year - Peter Kirkwood

Young Citizen of the Year - Hannah Burn

Outstanding Service to the Community (Individual) - Jo-Anne Perry & Richard Babb

Outstanding Service to the Community (Group) - Ku-ring-gai Neighbourhood Centre