Each year Northern Beaches Council celebrates and recognises outstanding contributions from local residents and events through our annual Australia Day Awards. 

Nominations for the 2022 Awards are now closed. The call for 2022 nominations opened 11 August 2021 and closed midnight, Monday 1 November 2021. Award winners will be announced in a private ceremony held 25 January 2022. 


  • Citizen of the Year
  • Senior Citizen of the Year (65 years and over)
  • Young Citizen of the Year (under 25 years)
  • Outstanding Community Service Awards 
  • Sportsperson of the Year
  • Community Event of the Year 

Steps to making a nomination

Read these helpful documents before beginning your nomination.

  1. Guidelines and Criteria
  2. Nomination form - questions to expect
  3. Register for an account (Note - if you made a nomination last year, you will already have an account, so just login to start a new nomination). 

There are three different nomination forms to choose from:

  • General category - use this form to nominate someone in any of the following categories:
    Citizen of the Year; Senior Citizen of the Year; Young Citizen of the Year; Outstanding Community Service Awards
  • Sportsperson of the Year
  • Community Event of the Year 

More information

Please contact Natalie Watson on 02 8495 6602 or for more information about the Australia Day Awards. 

If you would like to be notified when next year's Australia Day Awards nominations open, please complete our notification form.

Honour Roll

We congratulate our past Australia Day Award winners and thank them for the outstanding contributions they have made to the community.

Read more detail about the award recipients.