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

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:

Local Citizen of the Year Awards Nomination form  

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

Email: slacava@kmc.nsw.gov.au

Award ceremony

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