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 – nominations open now until 11 April 2023

Glenorchy City Council is calling on the Glenorchy community to nominate the City’s high achievers, volunteers and business stars for the Community and Volunteer Awards.

A new format for the Awards, which combines Council’s previous Community Awards and Volunteer Awards programs and ceremonies is being trialled in 2023.

The new Awards program and event incorporates a variety of new categories so that people can be recognised for their achievements across a range of different fields.

Nominations are open until 11 April 2023 – nomination and guidelines available below.

Nomination Form

Event Guidelines

Categories are:

  • Glenorchy Citizen of the Year
  • Glenorchy Young Citizen of the Year
  • Glenorchy Senior Citizen of the Year
  • Glenorchy Local Hero award
  • Glenorchy Sports Achievement Award
  • Glenorchy Businessperson of the Year Award
  • Glenorchy Arts, Heritage, Tourism and Events Volunteer Award
  • Glenorchy Community Care and Health Volunteer Award
  • Glenorchy Education, Science and Technology Volunteer Award
  • Glenorchy Emergency Services Volunteer Award
  • Glenorchy Environment, Animal Care and Conservation Volunteer Award
  • Glenorchy Lifetime Achievement Volunteer Award
  • Glenorchy Sports, Recreation and Service Groups award
  • Glenorchy Volunteer Group or Program of the Year Award
  • Glenorchy Youth Volunteer Award

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.