Awards and Ceremonies

Our community achieves great things every day. Here are some ways in which we can acknowledge the contribution of those enriching Glenorchy’s culture, identity and community.

Glenorchy Community and Volunteer Awards – now closed.

Nominations for the 2024 Glenorchy Community and Volunteer Awards have now closed. All nominees and nominators will be contacted during April regarding the Awards Ceremony, to be held in May 2024.

Please contact Council’s Events Officer on 6216 6800 or email for further information.

2023 Winners

Congratulations to all our 2023 nominees and category winners! Recipients of last year’s awards were:

Volunteer Recognition Certificates 

Kay Allport; Kirsten Baily; Sarah Briggs; Mark Brittain; Kristina Brown; Ben Cunningham; Kane Elliott; Glenorchy City Lions Club; Richard Kimber; Tania King; Vincent Merlo; Kishor Nepal; Mavis Sayer 

Sports Achievement Award: Arielle Cannell (winner); Claremont Cricket Club (nominee)

Business Person of the Year: Belle Parker (winner), Lucy Baker (nominee); Bao Nguyen (nominee)

Local Hero: John Shoobridge (winner); Belle Parker (nominee); Wendy Ladaniwskyj (nominee)

Senior Citizen of the Year: Corrie Bartle (winner); Amanda Elliott (nominee); Patricia Tompkinson (nominee);

Young Citizen of the Year: Emily Gamez (winner); Aleria Chalker (nominee) 

Citizen of the Year: Lucy Baker (winner); Amanda Elliott (nominee)

Would you like to recognise someone’s outstanding achievement? It’s not too early – please contact Council’s Events Officer on 03 6216 6800 or email to suggest someone for our 2024 awards.

Citizenship Ceremonies

We hold several ceremonies throughout the year where new Australian citizens are officially welcomed into our community. Conferees are contacted by Council approximately 4 weeks before their ceremony date. To enquire about upcoming citizenship ceremony dates please contact Council’s Events Officer on 03 6216 6800.

Glenorchy Volunteer Awards – up to 2022

The Glenorchy Volunteer Awards were established in 1994 to acknowledge the efforts of volunteers within the community, and to encourage the growth and recognition of volunteering.

L-R Garry Rusden, Glenda Fehlberg, Barney Balmforth, and Colin Sanford of the Glenorchy Community Volunteer Program receiving an Outstanding Achievement Award from Glenorchy Mayor Bec Thomas.

Click here to download a copy of the 2022 award recipients

Click here to download a copy of 2021 award recipients

Click here to download a copy of past recipients 1994 – 2020

Glenorchy Community Awards – up to 2022

The Glenorchy Community Awards were established to recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements by people in the Glenorchy community.

The 2022 Community Award winners were:

  • Citizen of the Year – Eric Myers
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Eli Morrison
  • Community Group of the Year – Lions Club of Glenorchy City
  • School Group of the Year – (joint winners) Student Representative Council at Springfield Gardens Primary and E-Team at Rosetta Primary
  • Sports Achievement Award – John Clarke and Judy Latham (Glenorchy Rodman Bowls Club)
  • All Abilities Award – Luke Rand

Click here to view a list of previous award recipients from 1984 to 2021.