Each year, Council seeks nominations to recognise and reward exceptional individuals and groups who do outstanding work that makes a positive impact the Greater Dandenong community.
These amazing people are recognised for their work in areas such as community service, education, community engagement, the environment, civic participation, the arts and sports.
The Australia Day Awards nominations open annually each September and Award winners are announced at a special ceremony each year on 26 January.
Greater Dandenong Award Categories include:
- Community Leadership Award
- 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
- Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Award
|Applications for nominations open
|Applications for nominations close
|Panel review and assessment
|Reference and Police checks for finalists
|Finalists contacted (finalists remain confidential until the event)
|Greater Dandenong Awards Ceremony
|26 January 2025
All nominations will be reviewed by the Awards Assessment Panel. The panel consists of both Councillor and community representatives.
The 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
The City of Greater Dandenong reserves the right to withdraw an award if further information on a recipient’s conduct draws the Greater Dandenong Australia Day Awards into disrepute.