On the 26th of January each year, City of Palmerston commemorates Australia Day Ceremony with the official raising of the National Flags of Australia, welcoming the country’s newest residents in a special Citizenship Ceremony and presenting the city's coveted Australia Day Awards.

City of Palmerston recognises the contributions members of our community make towards a brighter and better future, keeping our vision 'A Place for People', alive.

We acknowledge and recognise the selfless efforts of individuals and groups within our community, who embrace this vision through the Palmerston Australia Day Awards.

Winners of the 2023 Palmerston Australia Day Awards were announced at City of Palmerston’s Australia Day ceremony, held on 26 January 2023 at the Palmerston Recreation Centre.

2024 Nominations were open from 11 September - 10 November 2023, with winners announced on 26 January 2024. See below for winners. 


Categories

Citizen of the Year

Must be 30 years or older as at 26 January 2024.

Must be an Australian Citizen.

Must reside in the Municipality of Palmerston.

Consideration is given, but not limited to the following selection criteria;

  • Has performed a service to the community
  • Has played an inspirational role for the Australian Community
  • Has shown achievements in community activities, academic, sporting, personal cultural, environmental and or social responsibility
Young Citizen of the Year

Must be between 16 - 29 years as at 26 January 2024.

Must be an Australian Citizen.

Must reside in the Municipality of Palmerston.

Consideration is given, but not limited to the following selection criteria;

  • Has performed a service to the community
  • Has played an inspirational role for the Australian Community
  • Has shown achievements in community activities, academic, sporting, personal cultural, environmental and or social responsibility
Community Event of the Year

This award is to recognise and encourage significant contributions to community life and to promote national pride and community responsibility within the Palmerston Municipality.

Consideration is given, but not limited to the following selection criteria;

  • Raised funds for a community charity, event, or project
  • Was a successful project, event, or activity
  • Brought credit or recognition to a community through a cultural, environmental, or sporting achievement

 

The event must have occurred in the Municipality of Palmerston.

 

Palmerston Award Winners

CoP 2023 Australia Day Award Winners

The 2023 Palmerston Award Winners

Award Winners 2022

The 2022 Palmerston Award Winners