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Casey Community Awards 2023

About the awards

The Casey Community Awards recognise and celebrate the remarkable individuals and groups whose contributions have improved the quality of life in the City of Casey. These people and groups consistently go above and beyond in their contribution to the Casey community as volunteers, professionals or community members. 

All finalists are invited to the awards ceremony, which will be held on 25 January 2023.

Nominations can be made for individuals or community groups for their contribution to the Casey community in either a professional or volunteer capacity. Outstanding contribution and community service may include charitable and voluntary services, education, the environment, sport, multiculturalism, arts, or fund-raising for example.

Nominations are now closed for the 2023 Casey Community Awards.

Award categories

Individual

  • 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 of the Year - recognises those aged over 60 years who continue to achieve and contribute. 
  • Casey Woman of the Year Award - recognises those who identify as a woman, who make a positive impact to the Casey community by empowering others, encouraging participation, and providing opportunities for social cohesion. 

Community Groups:

  • Casey Community Group of the Year - recognises a Casey community group, sports club, or not-for-profit organisation, which provides support, events, fundraising or services for the benefit of the Casey community and its residents. 

Community Groups or Individuals

  • Casey Diversity and Inclusion Award – recognises someone for the significant contribution towards advancing the rights and interests of people from multicultural backgrounds, people with disabilities, LGBTIQA+ communities and First Nations people. 
  • Lindsay King Art Award – recognises an individual or group who has made a significant contribution to art in the City of Casey. This could be in the form of music, poetry, drawing, painting, sculpting, theatre, etc.
  • Casey Environment and Sustainability Champion(s) Award – This award recognises outstanding contributions towards the protection or enhancement of Casey’s natural environment, advocating for climate action and for embracing sustainable living. 

Eligibility – who you can nominate

Individuals being nominated must:

  • be a Casey resident
  • 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 25 January 2023 if nominated for Casey Young Citizen of the Year
  • be over 60 years of age as of 25 January 2023 if nominated for Casey Senior 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
  • School volunteer groups are ineligible. Individual students or staff can be nominated however groups of pupils/staff from schools are ineligible.