Each year the City of West Torrens presents a number of awards at an Australia Day ceremony which recognise voluntary efforts and positive contributions made to the local community. There are two categories of awards: Australia Day Council of SA Citizen of the Year Awards and the City of West Torrens Awards.
Australia Day Council of SA Citizen of the Year Awards
Do you know someone who makes West Torrens a better place?
The Citizen of the Year Awards are proudly presented by the Australia Day Council of South Australia and administered by local Councils. The Awards reward and recognise individuals and organisations that have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year, and/or give an outstanding service over a number of years, to a local community over and above normal employment duties. Outstanding contribution and community service includes areas such as; education, health, fundraising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment, or any other area that contributes to the advancement and well-being of a community.
Citizen of the Year Award - To be eligible, the person must be an Australian Citizen.
Young Citizen of the Year Award - To be eligible, the person must be an Australian Citizen under 30 years of age on 26 January 2020.
Community Event of the Year - This is presented to the person/group who has staged the most outstanding community event during the past year.
Award for Active Citizenship - This is presented to the person or group delivering outstanding work or for an event or cause, staged in the community during the past year.
Nominations for Citizen of the Year can be made via the Citizen of the Year website
City of West Torrens Awards
Note: unless otherwise stated in the criteria, awards may be bestowed to West Torrens’ residents and non-residents who have made a substantial contribution to the West Torrens’ community.
Anniversary Medal - This medal is presented to an individual adjudged to have devoted a large part of his/her life to community service and to have made positive voluntary contributions to the life of the West Torrens community.
Only one Anniversary Medal is presented annually.
City of West Torrens Civic Award - This award will be made to individuals who have given outstanding service to, or been a benefactor to, West Torrens.
If the Council so directs, the award may be made to any resident of the city who has achieved distinction in any career or subject, or has rendered eminent services to South Australia or the Commonwealth, or has attained eminence in any field or profession.
Any Elected Member of the Council, including the Mayor, who serves in any office for a total of ten (10) years shall be presented with the City of West Torrens Civic Award. The period of service will include that on any council with which the present body has amalgamated.
Environment Award - Awards are presented to individuals, community groups, schools and/or businesses that demonstrate a commitment to our environment through a project or initiative they have undertaken.
Business Award - This award is presented to a local business that has made an outstanding contribution to business and/or community services in West Torrens. The award recognises local innovation, philanthropy and/or national or international achievements.
Community Group Award - This award is presented to a local community group that has made an outstanding voluntary contribution to the community of West Torrens.
Only one Community Group Award is presented annually.
Community Service Award - Presented to citizens who have made outstanding voluntary contributions in the field of community services in West Torrens in recognition of their appreciated and highly valued efforts for the benefit of the local community.
A maximum of ten (10) Community Service Awards may be presented annually.
The City of West Torrens Awards are governed by General Competition Entry Rules which apply to all Council’s competitions and awards.
Download a hard copy version of the nomination forms and provide to:
Australia Day Awards nomination
City of West Torrens
165 Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Hilton SA 5033
Nominations close on Friday 20 November 2020.
Note: the contribution for which the nominee is nominated must be current or finalised after the close of nominations for the previous year