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Wollongong City Council

2023 Australia Day Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2023 City of Wollongong Australia Day Awards. 

These awards are an opportunity to acknowledge the people and organisations who make our city a better place.

Read the category information below, and our Terms and Conditions, then use the button to make a nomination by 11.59pm, Monday 21 November 2022.

Award recipients will be announced at our Australia Day Awards Lunch on Friday 20 January 2023.

A person of any age who has made a contribution to the Wollongong Community to an exceptionally high standard should be regarded as worthy to be the ‘Wollongong Citizen of the Year’.

A person aged 65 and over on 26 January, who has made a contribution to the Wollongong Community to an exceptionally high standard should be regarded as worthy to be the ‘Senior Wollongong Citizen of the Year’.

A person aged 30 or under on 26 January, who has a contribution to the Wollongong Community to an exceptionally high standard should be regarded as worthy to be the ‘Young Wollongong Citizen of the Year’.

A person aged 18 years or under on 26 January 2023, who has made such outstanding contribution to the Wollongong Community, that they would be worthy to be named Wollongong’s 2023 'Rising Star'.

A person or group who has influenced or made the most valuable contribution to environmental initiatives in the City of Wollongong.

A person or group who has influenced or made the most valuable contribution to the performing or visual arts, or the heritage of the City of Wollongong.

A person/team which has influenced or made the most valuable contribution to the playing, coaching, management or promotion of at least one sport in the City of Wollongong.

A person or group who has influenced, or made the most innovative contribution, in such endeavours (but not limited to) science, technology, education, research, medicine, mathematics or the environment in the City of Wollongong.

A local volunteer, not-for-profit, or service organisation based in the City of Wollongong which has made an outstanding contribution to the people of the City of Wollongong.

A person or group that has shown outstanding and innovative contributions that promote social inclusion, acceptance and understanding of human diversity in the City of Wollongong.

A person who has a strong Wollongong Connection but who is no longer residing in the City, but who is achieving great things nationally and/or internationally in any field of endeavour.

To read about our 2022 Award recipients, see the Australia Day Awards 2022 media release.

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