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 for the 2020 Australia Day Awards are now closed.
Nominations were 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.
The winners will be announced at the Australia Day Festival on 26 January.
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.
Australia Day Festival
Read more information about the Australia Day Festival event
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