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2023 Australia Day Nominations

Do you know an exceptional individual or group who does outstanding work that makes a positive impact to the Greater Dandenong community? Nominations for the Greater Dandenong Australia Day Awards are now open.

Each year, Council seeks nominations to recognise and reward these amazing people 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, Thursday 26 January 2023.

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

Nominations are now closed.

Australia Day Awards 2023 Timelines
Applications for nominations Monday 29 August - Sunday 30 October 2022
Panel review and assessment Thursday 17 November - Thursday 8 December 2022
Reference and Police checks for finalists Friday 9 December - Thursday 22 December 2022
Finalists contacted (finalists remain confidential until the event) Tuesday 3 January - Friday 20 January 2023
Australia Day Awards event Thursday 26 January 2023
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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. 

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