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2022 Australia Day Nominations

Nominations for the Greater Dandenong Australia Day Awards have now closed.

Each year, Council seeks nominations to recognise and reward these wonderful individuals in areas such as community service, education, community engagement, the environment, civic participation, the arts and sports. 

Award winners will be announced in the following categories on Australia Day, Wednesday 26 January 2022.

Greater Dandenong Award Categories include:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Leader of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Sportsperson of the Year
  • Corporate Citizen of the Year
  • Community Group of the Year
  • Sustainability Award
  • Living Treasure Award

For further information contact Festivals and Events on 8571 1000 or email austday@cgd.vic.gov.au.

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Selection procedures

Selection panel

All nominations will be reviewed by the Australia Day Awards Assessment Panel. The panel consists of both Councillor and community representatives.

The Australia Day Awards Assessment Panel reserves the right to give multiple awards in a category or not to give an award if no suitable candidate has been nominated. 

Withdrawal of an Award

Greater Dandenong City Council reserves the right to withdraw an award if further information on a recipient’s conduct draws the Greater Dandenong Australia Day Awards into disrepute. 

Thank you to nominators

Thank you for providing Council with your nomination for the 2022 Australia Day Awards.

We appreciate you notifying us of those who are going above and beyond to support and create opportunities for others and provide leadership in the Greater Dandenong community.

The final Australia Day Awardees will be publicly announced on the 26 January 2022 at the Australia Day Awards ceremony.

Due to the confidential nature of these announcements, nominators will not be advised of the winners prior to this ceremony.

Find out more about the winners of the 2021 Australia Day Awards.
The Australia Day Awards recognise community members who enrich the lives of others.
Find out more about the winners of the 2020 Australia Day Awards.
Find out more about the winners of the 2019 Australia Day Awards.
Find out more about the winners of the 2018 Australia Day Awards.
Find out more about the winners of the 2017 Australia Day Awards.
Find out more about the winners of the 2016 Australia Day Awards.
Find out more about the winners of the 2015 Australia Day Awards.