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Do you know someone who makes your community a better place?

The Awards reward and recognise individuals and organisations that have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year, and/or give an outstanding service over a number of years, to a local community over and above normal employment duties. The Awards are proudly presented by the Australia Day Council of South Australia and administered by local councils.

Outstanding contribution and community service includes areas such as; education, health, fundraising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment, or any other area that contributes to the advancement and wellbeing of a community.

Citizen of the Year Award

To be eligible, the person must be an Australian Citizen, and has to have made a significant contribution during the previous year, or given outstanding service to the Holdfast Bay community over a number of years.

Young Citizen of the Year Award

To be eligible, the person must be an Australian Citizen, at least 16 years of age and must be 30 years of age or less (on 26 January 2020), have made a significant contribution during the previous year, or given outstanding service to the Holdfast Bay community over a number of years.

Event of the Year Award

The Community Event of the Year Award is presented to the person or group who has staged the most outstanding or beneficial local community event during the past year.


These Awards will be presented to the recipients at a public ceremony held on Australia Day at Glenelg.

Nominate Online Now: www.citizenoftheyear.com.au Nominations close at 5pm Friday 15 November 2019.

2019 Australia Day Award Winners

On 26 January 2019, at Council’s Australia Day Ceremony held at Glenelg, the Mayor announced the City of Holdfast Bay Australia Day award winners.

  • Citizen of the Year – Bly Bayliss.
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Zel Whiting.
  • Community Event of the Year – Glenelg Community Centre Seniors Lunch.
  • Local Hero Award – Les Tucker.
  • Community Recognition Award – Alyssa West.

Congratulations to all our Community Award winners.