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Nominations for Australia day awards

Important dates

10 September 2018 Nominations open
4pm, 10 October 2018 Nominations close
26 January 2019 Winners announced

How to nominate

Nominations are currently closed. Please contact us if you need more information.

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 nominee finalists are invited to the 2019 Casey Australia Day Awards, a prestigious event celebrated on Australia Day where Casey's Citizens of the Year are announced.

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, arts, humanities or community service for example.

Award categories

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 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 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

Eligibility – who you can nominate

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 willing to undergo a Victoria Police Record Check (if over 18 years of age)
  • be under 25 years of age as at 26 January 2019 if nominated for Casey Young Citizen of the Year
  • be over 60 years of age as at 26 January 2019 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
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