Nominations Open for Australia Day Citizen of the Year

Published on Thursday, 17 August 2023 at 3:39:18 PM

It's time to shine a light on Katherine's outstanding citizens by nominating people whose actions make a real difference to our town.

The Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards recognise ‘individuals and organisations that have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year, and/or given outstanding service over several years, to a local community over and above normal employment duties.’

The three nomination categories are Katherine Citizen of the Year, Katherine Young Citizen of the Year, and the Community Event of the Year. All nominees must be Australian citizens and the Young Citizen must be under 30 years as of 26th January 2024.

The Community Event of the Year award is presented to the person/group who has staged the most outstanding community event during the past year.
A nominee’s outstanding contribution could be in areas such as education, health, fundraising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, the arts, the environment, and any other area that contributes to the well-being of a community.

“If you know of a worthy citizen in Katherine that does a lot of community volunteering then why not nominate them for the Citizen of the Year,” Katherine Mayor Lis Clark said.

Last year's Katherine Citizen of the Year 2023 was Ronald Green. Ron is a teacher and volunteer for the SES, Katherine Fire Station and St John Ambulance.

Nominations are now open and close on 17 November 2023. You can access the nomination forms online at

Community Event of The Year: click here

Citizen of the Year: click here

Hard copies can be collected from the CIVIC Centre.

The awards will be given out at Council's Australia Day Ceremony at Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre (GYRACC) on 26th January 2023.

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