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.
Each year, Council soughts nominations 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
Nominations for the 2021 Australia Day Awards will open at the end of the 2020. Information will be updated on the website at this time.
Greater Dandenong's Award Categories include:
- Citizen of the Year
- Young Leader of the Year
- Volunteer of the Year
- Sportsperson of the Year
- Corporate Citizen of the Year
- Community Group of the Year
- Sustainability Award
- Living Treasure Award
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 an award presented by the Mayor and may be featured in the local press and Council publications. There are also further opportunities for Australia Day Award Winners to participate in other related activities throughout the year.
2020 Australia Day Award winners
Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 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 on Sunday 26 January 2020.
Read about the 2020 Australia Day Award winners
- Citizen of the Year - Christine Keys
- Young Leader of the Year (Joint Winners) - Jemma Leeson and Tanishka Sharma
- Volunteer of the Year - Agnes Kean
- Community Group of the Year - Greater Dandenong Environmental Group
- Sustainability Award - Bryan Hunter
- Sports Person of the Year - Dean Jones
- Corporate Citizen of the Year - Julie Busch
- Living Treasure Award - Robert 'Bob' Malcolm
- Living Treasure Award - Ian McDonald
- Living Treasure Award - Margo Hartley
- Living Treasure Award - Josephine De Lange
Read about the Previous Australia Day Award winners