Brimbank Australia Day Awards

Brimbank is one of the most multicultural communities in Australia. We celebrate it with a passion!

Nearly 45% of our residents were born overseas and more than half speak a language other than English. We proudly welcome around 1,500 new citizens at ceremonies every year.

As a celebration of Australian citizenship, these awards recognise the exceptional contributions, hard work, and determination of individuals making a positive difference within Brimbank.

Categories

Brimbank Citizen of the Year

For Brimbank citizens over 26 years of age (on 26 January 2021) who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the Brimbank community over the past year or over a number of years.

Brimbank Young Citizen of the Year

For Brimbank citizens under 26 years of age (on 26 January 2021) who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the Brimbank community over the past year or over a number of years.

These awards are open to all Australian citizens who are living in the City of Brimbank. Your nominee should have:

  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Made a significant contribution to the betterment of their local community
  • Showed a commitment to activities that have short and long-term benefits to their local community

Nomination Process

Eligibility

  • Entry in the Citizen of the Year Award is open to all Australian citizens over 26 years of age (as at 26 January 2021) who are living, studying, working or volunteering in Brimbank.
  • Entry in the Young Citizen of the Year Award is open to all Australian citizens under 26 years of age (as at 26 January 2021) who are living, studying, working or volunteering in Brimbank.
  • You cannot nominate yourself.
  • Current serving Councillors or employees of Brimbank City Council are ineligible. 
  • Organisation or group contributions will not be considered for these awards. Organisation/group are eligible for the We are Brimbank Awards.

Nominations

Nominations for the 2021 awards are now closed. Thank you for you applications.

Judging

Brimbank Mayor and five independent and experienced community leaders review all applications. 

Winners Announced

The awards were presented as part of Brimbank Council’s Australia Day event on Tuesday 26 January 2021.