Casey Australia Day Awards

Nominations for the 2018 Casey Australia Day Awards are now open!

The City of Casey has so many amazing people doing amazing things. Don’t miss this opportunity to recognise their efforts and achievements. Challenge yourself to nominate this year! Make some feel valued for their contribution to a better Casey.

Nominators can be Casey residents, ratepayers or someone who works in the City of Casey. View the eligibility criteria.

How to nominate

Please complete the nomination form.

Please note: Only online nominations are accepted. If you need assistance with your online nomination please call Council’s Community Support Team on 9705 5200.

The nomination form should include all relevant information about the nominee in detail. Nominations are assessed on the information contained in this form only. Please consider how the person or group has made an outstanding or exceptional contribution in a professional and/or volunteer capacity to benefit the Casey community.

Nominations close Monday 30 October at 4.00 pm.

About the awards

The Casey Australia Day Awards have been proudly celebrating remarkable Casey citizens since 1981. Every year, when our nation celebrates Australia Day, Casey celebrates the achievements and contributions of eminent Casey citizens at the Casey Australia Day Awards.

The Awards profile leading citizens and groups, either professional or voluntary, who are role models for us all. They inspire us through their achievements and challenge us to make our own contribution to creating a better Casey.

The Casey Australia Day Awards provide Casey residents with the opportunity to recognise individuals or community groups who makes them proud. This could be in any field including sport, arts, humanities or community service. Nominations can be made in four categories.

All eligible nominees and award recipients are acknowledged and celebrated at a formal function on Australia Day, Friday 26 January 2018 at the Casey Australia Day Awards.

2018 Casey Australia Day Awards guidelines

Categories

An outstanding individual or community group who deserves recognition for their remarkable contribution to the Casey community in a professional or volunteer capacity. This could be in any field including sport, arts, humanities or community service for example.

The nomination categories are:

  • Casey Citizen of the Year
    Recognises outstanding individuals who in their profession or as a volunteer, lead by example, inspire others and demonstrate excellence 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 Community Group of the Year
    Recognises a Casey community group that provides support or events or fundraising or service for the benefit of the Casey community and its residents.

Nomination information

  • Nominators must be a Casey resident, ratepayer or work in the City of Casey (excluding Council staff)
  • Nominations close on Monday 30 October 2017 at 4.00 pm
  • Complete the nomination form.

Eligibility – who can be nominated?

Individual nominations

Individuals being nominated must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • have contributed greatly to the Casey community
  • be of outstanding character and show respect in their dealings with others
  • be nominated by a Casey resident, ratepayer or person who works in the City of Casey (excluding Council staff)
  • be willing to undergo a Victoria Police Record Check (if over 18 years of age)
  • be under 25 years of age as at 26 January 2018 if nominated for Casey Young Citizen of the Year
  • be over 60 years of age as at 26 January 2018 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
  • ensure funds are donated to another organisation, group or resident in the Casey community (benefiting Casey community), if the community group holds a fundraising event.

Ineligibility – what will not be accepted?

  • 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).

Further information

For further information please call Council’s Community Support Team on 9705 5200.