Citizen of the Year

Citizen of the Year

Citizen of the Year Awards reward and recognise individuals and organisations that have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year, and/or given outstanding service over a number of years, to a local community over and above normal employment duties.

Outstanding contribution and community service include areas such as: education, health, fund-raising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sports, arts, the environment, or any other area that contributes to the advancement and wellbeing of a community.


  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Community Event of the Year
  • Building a Better Community Award


Council calls for nominations from community groups and individuals.  Nominations are submitted by completing one of the following forms:

Citizen of the Year Nomination Form

Citizen of the Year Nomination Form - Typeable

All nominations received before the close-off date are provided to the Community Grants and Award Selection Committee for consideration.

Awards will be presented at Council's Australia Day event to be held on 26 January.

Nominations close 13 November 2020.

Previous Berri Barmera Council Community Award Winners

List of recipients from 1983 to 2020