2019 Citizen of the Year Awards

The Citizen of the Year Awards are presented to honour people who have a commitment to volunteering and making the City of Stonnington a better place to live.


Nominees do not have to be a resident of the City of Stonnington, but must have made a substantial voluntary contribution to this municipality and possibly the broader community.

Participation in sport, cultural diversity, the arts, the importance of strong community values and support systems, and a keen sense that we have our own contributions to make – these are considered among the key factors in our community identity.  Outstanding achievement or contribution towards our community is the basis of the awards.

The Citizens of the Year must be 26 years of age of older at 31 July 2019 and volunteer or reside in the City of Stonnington.

The Young Citizen of the Year must be under 26 years of age at 31 July 2019 and volunteer, study or reside in the City of Stonnington.

Persons who have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years shall be eligible for the Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year Awards.

The ‘Community Group’ award nominees must be a group active within the municipality of at least four members.

Download the Citizen of the Year Nomination Form.

CRITERIA-AND-ELIGIBILITY-Citizen-of-the-Year-Awards-2019.doc(DOC, 57KB)

NOMINATION-FORM-Citizen-of-the-Year-Awards-2019.doc(DOC, 67KB)

  Conditions of Entry

  • Nominations must be on the official form
  • All entries must be received by no later than 4pm on Friday 7 June 2019
  • All nomination information and material submitted remains the property of the City of Stonnington
  • The selection will be made on the basis of outstanding voluntary service to the local community in any field considered appropriate by Council
  • Individuals and organisations may submit nominations

The awards will be presented at a Cocktail Reception in September.

Nominations close at 4pm on Friday 7 June 2019 and should be mailed to:

Citizen of the Year Awards
Civic Services Unit
City of Stonnington
PO Box 58
Malvern, VIC, 3144

Watch videos of the 2016 Winners: 

 Videos produced by Department of the Future.