Citizen of the Year

Australia Day Citizen of the Year Nominations

The Australia Day Awards are an integral part of Australia Day celebrations in the Berri Barmera district. The Awards recognise and honour outstanding achievements and contributions by local residents, and celebrate excellence in the Berri Barmera community. In addition, they profile leading citizens who are role models for others. Through their achievements, these citizens inspire others to make their own contribution to creating a better Australia.

Each year Council invites community members to submit nominations on behalf of individuals and groups who have provided significant contribution to our community by way of services, projects, programs or events. Although there is no limit to the number of additional awards that can be presented each year (at the discretion of the Council’s Selection Committee or the Mayor), the following four awards are offered in the Berri Barmera District:

  1. Citizen of the Year Award (for a person of any age);
  2. Young Citizen Award (for a person under 30* years of age);
  3. Community Event of the Year Award (Presented to the person or group who has staged the most outstanding or beneficial community event during the year); and
  4. Building  a Better Community Award (a Berri Barmera Council award to support groups and projects that are not eligible for awards 1-3);

* As per Australia Day Awards Criteria

Nominations for 2017 have closed.