Citizen of the Year Awards


Nominations NOW OPEN for 2019! 

Each year Glenorchy residents are invited to nominate fellow citizens for the Glenorchy Citizen of the Year Awards in conjunction with annual Australia Day celebrations.

The award aims to recognise outstanding achievement to the local community during the past year and/or contribution to the local community over a number of years.

Download nomination form. Nominations close Monday 29 October 2018.


Glenorchy Citizen of the Year
To be eligible, the person must be 26 years or older on 26 January of the year in which the award will be given.

Glenorchy Young Citizen of the Year
To be eligible, the person must be under 26 years on 26 January of the year in which the award will be given.


• Nominees must be Australian citizens and residents of the Glenorchy local government area at the time of nomination.
• Unsuccessful nominees may be re-nominated in subsequent years.
• Self nominations will not be accepted.
• Nominations cannot be made by Aldermen or employees of Glenorchy City Council or by their spouses or immediate families.
• Awards will not be granted posthumously.
• Sitting local, state and federal politicians and current vice-regal officers are not eligible to be nominated. Consideration of retired politicians and officers would be for work in addition to their official duties.
• A person cannot receive a second award in the same awards category, but can be considered for recognition in a separate category in following years eg. Young Citizen of the Year and then Citizen of the Year.


Nominations must be made on the official Glenorchy City Council Citizen of the Year nomination form. The nomination should detail the nature, duration and impact of the nominee’s contribution to the Glenorchy community.


• Each nominee will be assessed in terms of whether contribution was:
- Outstanding (i.e. notable above expectation)
- Voluntary (i.e. no direct or indirect monetary or material gain)
- Beneficial to the community (i.e. the Glenorchy Local Government area) and/or
- Of significant personal effect (i.e. concentrated or sustained over time).


• The number of hours of work over and above normal employment duties.
• The benefit to the community from the nominee’s service or contribution.
• Who has benefited most from the work of the nominee (e.g. whole of community, specific group/s, individual/s etc.).
• Any outstanding efforts or contributions to the community, region, state or nation.
• Any significant personal effort (i.e. concentrated or sustained over time) or achievement.
• Other outstanding achievements by the nominee.
• Whether the nominee worked as part of a team and their role within the team.
• Whether the nominee has had assistance from Council, Government or other grants.
• Whether the nominee has had to overcome any particular difficulties or hurdles.
• Other recognition of the nominee’s contribution or work including publicity.

In the event of two (2) or more equally satisfying the above criteria, the Committee has the option of giving preference to the nominee who has received less public recognition.

Council reserves the right to withhold an award if there are no suitable nominations received.

Award winners will be invited to a range of community and civic functions throughout the year of them being awarded eg. Citizen of the Year Australia Day Dinner, Moonah Taste of the World Festival, ANZAC Day ceremony, Council’s AGM, and other official events/launches as they arise.

The selection of recipients will reflect the nominations received and information available to the committee at the time. Glenorchy City Council reserves the right to withdraw an Award if further information of the recipient’s conduct draws the Glenorchy Citizen of the Year Awards into disrepute.