Nominate for our Australia Day Awards

Published on 25 October 2021

The Mayor, Peter Perkins, stands in a semi-circle with the 2021 Australia Day Award recipients.

The 2022 Nillumbik Australia Day Award nominations open today and we want to hear about the inspiring people in our community who deserve recognition.

With a national theme of ‘Reflect. Respect. Celebrate’, the awards are a time for Australians to come together and celebrate the achievements of local heroes while acknowledging and reflecting on our nation’s past, present and future.

The 2022 categories are:

  • Nillumbik Young Citizen of the Year (12-25 years)
  • Nillumbik Senior Citizen of the Year (60 years and over)
  • Nillumbik Volunteer of the Year
  • Nillumbik Community Group of the Year

The highest score received from all individual award categories will be awarded the 2022 Nillumbik Citizen of the Year.

Mayor Peter Perkins said Council looks forward to hearing about the hardworking members of our community whose efforts should be publicly commended.

“Whether you know someone who has worked behind the scenes for many years, or someone who stood up to help their community throughout COVID, we want to hear about them,” Cr Perkins said.

“We’re looking for inspirational people who volunteer their time or labour for the benefit of other members of the community,” he said.

“Take the time to submit a nomination for the chance to get one of Nillumbik’s unsung heroes recognised.”

The awards will be presented at our Australia Day and Citizenship Ceremony on Wednesday 26 January 2022. The event will be held at Eltham Community and Reception Centre and will be livestreamed on Council’s website. 

Nominations for the 2022 awards close on Sunday 28 November. For more information and to nominate someone, visit