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Casey Australia Day Awards 2022

About the awards

The Casey Australia Day Awards recognise and honour outstanding people in the Casey community. These people consistently go above and beyond in their contribution to the Casey community as a volunteer, professional or community member.

All finalists are invited to the awards ceremony. At this prestigious event, Casey's Citizens of the Year will be announced (COVID-19 permitting).

Nominations can be made for individuals or community groups for their contribution to the Casey community in either a professional or volunteer capacity. This could be in any field including sport, multiculturalism, arts, humanities, or community service for example.

Award categories

Individual nominations

  • Casey Citizen of the Year – recognises outstanding individuals who in their profession or as a volunteer, lead by example, inspire others and demonstrate excellence and commitment in their field.
  • Casey Young Citizen of the Year – recognises exceptional young people under the age of 25 years.
  • Casey Senior Citizen of the Year – recognises those aged over 60 years who continue to achieve and contribute.
  • Casey Local Hero of the Year – acknowledges someone for their community spirit and dedication to improving the lives of those in their neighbourhood
  • Casey Community Group of the Year – recognises a Casey community group that provides support, events, fundraising or services for the benefit of the Casey community and its residents

Eligibility – who you can nominate

Individuals being nominated must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • have contributed greatly to the Casey community
  • be outstanding and show respect in their dealings with others
  • be under 25 years of age as of 26 January 2022 if nominated for Casey Young Citizen of the Year
  • be over 60 years of age as of 26 January 2022 if nominated for Casey Senior Citizen of the Year

Community group nominations

Community group nominations must: 

  • have contributed greatly to the Casey community
  • be a not-for-profit or incorporated organisation

Ineligibility – who we cannot accept

  • Self-nominations for individuals (group self-nominations are accepted)
  • Nominations for current City of Casey staff
  • Nominations for current or past City of Casey Councillors (within five years since serving as a Councillor)
  • Incomplete nomination forms
  • Nominations received after the specified closing date
  • Nominations not supported by two people (the nominator and a referee)
  • School volunteer groups are ineligible. Individual students or staff can be nominated however groups of pupils/staff from schools are ineligible

Award winners and recipients

Visit the Casey Australia Day Award winners to see the 2022 recipients.