Ballarat Community Awards

The Ballarat Community Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of community members who have gone above and beyond to improve the lives of everyone in the region. The annual Ballarat Citizen of the Year, Ballarat Young Citizen of the Year and Community Activity of the Year Awards are announced in January each year. 

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2022 Ballarat Community Awards

Celebrate Ballarat’s outstanding achievers by nominating them for the 2022 City of Ballarat Community Awards.

Nominations are now closed.

  • Ballarat Citizen of the Year
    • The Citizen of the Year is someone who has made an outstanding, but often quiet, contribution to our community and region. It could be over a lifetime, as part of a specific event or of need, or it could have covered a range of activities and interests. 
      Nominate someone who has inspired you expecting nothing in return but are making a real impact.
       
  • Ballarat Young Citizen of the Year
    • The Young Citizen of the Year must be under 25 years of age on 26 January 2022 and is someone showing leadership, passion and commitment to giving to our community. They may be committed to bringing positive change, political and social change, and moving towards becoming a local, state, or national leader of the future.  
      Support them on their journey by recognising and rewarding their efforts.
       
  • Community Activity of the Year
    • Our opportunities to celebrate our communities, regions, multiculturalism, and uniqueness have been limited over the last year, but that does not mean we haven’t been celebrating. We’d love to hear about the events that have been happening to celebrate the things that make Ballarat a great place the live – be they online, in person, or a hybrid of both. 
      The Community Activity of the Year Award is presented to the group or person who has staged the most outstanding community activity, either small or large, between 30 October 2020 and 29 October 2021.

The Ballarat Community Awards are provided by the Australia Day Committee (Victoria) and are run by Local Government Authorities throughout Australia, on behalf of each council.

The Awards will be presented at an official presentation and citizenship ceremony in January 2022.

2021 Ballarat Community Award winners

Ballarat Citizen of the Year 2021 – Dr Sundram Sivamalai

Ballarat Young Citizen of the Year 2021 – Gabriel Gervasoni

Ballarat Community Activity of the Year 2021 – Ballarat Reverse Advent Calendar (Heather Luttrell)

Read more about Ballarat's 2021 Citizen of the Year award winners.

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