Council's annual awards ceremony celebrates the many individuals, community groups and organisations that make outstanding contributions to the community every year. From 2023 onwards, we present up to two Citizen of the Year awards and a Community Group of the Year award in an annual presentation that coincides with National Volunteers Week.
Anyone who lives, works or volunteers in the Borough of Queenscliffe can be nominated by any member of the community. For group awards, self-nominations are welcome. Our reference group panel then judges the nominations against set criteria and makes a recommendation to Council on who should be awarded each title.
Each year, the Borough of Queenscliffe presents awards to local citizens and groups that have made outstanding contributions to the community. These awards are an opportunity to honour individuals or groups who have made a significant contribution to the Borough of Queenscliffe community.
Council’s Community Service Awards Reference Group will review nominations against set criteria and make a recommendation on recipients to Council. Final decisions will be formally endorsed confidentially by Council at an Ordinary Council Meeting.
Awards will be presented to persons, groups and/or organisations that have made the most outstanding achievements and/or the most outstanding contribution to the local community during the year or over several years. No awards will be made if it is considered that nominations are not of a sufficiently high standard.
The awards will be presented during the National Volunteer Week Celebrations in May 2023.
A person of any age and has made an outstanding contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the community of the Borough of Queenscliffe over a number of years. The community member may live outside the 3225 postcode area but is still eligible if the volunteer contributions are within the Borough of Queenscliffe and benefit the Borough of Queenscliffe community. Up to two nominees may be selected for the award.
Criteria for assessing the Citizen of the Year include:
A group or organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to the Borough of Queenscliffe community during the past year.
Criteria for assessing the Community Organisation of the Year include:
A hard-copy version of the online form can be downloaded here.(PDF, 86KB)
A full report on the achievements of each winning individual or group can be found in this news article detailing 2022's awards ceremony.
For more information on the Community Service Awards, please contact:
Manager – Community
(03) 5258 1377