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Greater Dandenong Australia Day Awards supported by The Leader Newspapers

Greater Dandenong Australia Day Awards supported by The Leader Newspapers

Australia Day Awards

The Greater Dandenong Australia Day Awards recognise exceptional contribution by those people within our community who work selflessly and tirelessly to enrich the lives of others.

Nominations are sought annually for individuals whose outstanding work has made a positive contribution to the Greater Dandenong community in areas such as community service, innovation, education, the environment, the arts, sport and civic participation. Submission for this year have now closed.


Greater Dandenong's Award Categories

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Leader of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Leadership Award
  • Multicultural Award
  • Sportsperson of the Year
  • Corporate Citizen of the Year Award
  • Sports Hall of Fame
  • Community Hall of Fame

Submissions are now closed.


Assessment of award nominations is completed by an independent community panel. Their decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

In the event that no suitable nominations are received in any category, the committee reserves the right to not make an award for that year.

Referees may be contacted for additional information.


Presentation of the Australia Day Awards will be made on Australia Day (26 January) each year. Winners should be present to receive their awards.

Winners will be notified prior to the awards ceremony and will have the opportunity to invite friends and relatives to be present at the ceremony.

Each winner will receive a handcrafted certificate, framed photograph and small gift presented by the Mayor and will be featured in the local press and Council publications. There are also further opportunities for Australia Day Award Winners to have an optional continued role throughout the year by being involved in a number of Council community events.


Leader Community News

2019 Australia Day Award winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 City of Greater Dandenong’s Australia Day Awards. The winners were recognised for their service to our community in a special ceremony at Dandenong Park as part of the Australia Day Festival.

Read about the 2019 Australia Day Award winners

  • Citizen of the Year - Wicki Vikramasingham
  • Young Leader of the Year - Prachi Rane
  • Volunteer of the Year - Joint Winners: Susan Anderson and Weda Mohseni
  • Leadership Award - Kim Culpin
  • Multicultural Award - Richard Lim OAM
  • Sports Person of the Year - Jessica McCulloch
  • Corporate Citizen of the Year - Todd Hartley
  • Sports Hall of Fame Award - Craig Ortland
  • Community Hall of Fame Award - Ludmila Karganova

Read about the Previous Australia Day Award winners