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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 now being sought 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 are now open and close at midnight on Sunday 3 November 2019.

Nomination forms

  1. Online form:

    Apply now
  2. Download Australia Day Awards 2020 - Nomination Form (PDF - 335KB)
  3. Hardcopy form - visit Customer Service Centres


Greater Dandenong's Award Categories

  • 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


Assessment of award nominations is completed by a joint community/Council 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 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.


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