Awards and Recognition


The City of Kwinana likes to recognise hardworking and dedicated community members who help make Kwinana a better place. The City’s awards program consists of two different streams, our Community Awards; which recognise community members in their field of specialty, and through the Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards.  

Nominations open approximately six weeks prior to the award ceremony with the exception of the Citizen of the Year Awards, which open in September and close at the end of October. 

Once nominations have closed, all nominees will be contacted by a City Officer to schedule a 15 to 20 minute interview with the selection panel, consisting of two City of Kwinana Councillors, the Citizen of the Year, a Freeman of the City and one City Officer. 

At the interview, nominees will receive details for the award ceremony.

All nominees receive a certificate at the ceremony. Award winners are recognised with a certificate, $100 prize and their name inscribed on the perpetual trophy and honour board in the Library.

Kwinana Pioneers

Are you a Kwinana pioneer? The City would like to honour those who have lived in the Kwinana community the longest. If you have lived in Kwinana for more than 40 consecutive years, register for the Pioneers Database to be kept up to date about upcoming functions. ​​​

Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards

The Citizen of the Year Awards are run and awarded by the Australia Day WA Council.  The City of Kwinana proudly supports this awards scheme.

Nominees for all the categories will be  judged to have shown,
  • Significant contribution to the local community.
  • Demonstrated leadership on a community issue resulting in the enhancement of community life.
  • A significant initiative which has brought about positive change and added value to community life.
  • Inspiring qualities as a role model for the community.

Citizen of the Year

Citizen of the Year is open to all residents within the City of Kwinana

Citizen of the Year - Youth

Citizen of the Year Youth is open to all residents under the age of 25 on 26 January.

Citizen of the Year - Senior

Citizen of the Year Senior is open to all older people who are over the age of 65 on 26 January. 

Active Citizenship – Group or Event of the Year

Group or Event of the Year is open to any group doing outstanding work or for an event staged in the community in the past year.

More details of the awards and nominations are available at

City of Kwinana Community Awards

Volunteer of the Year

Volunteer of the Year is awarded at the annual Thank a Volunteer Day event held in May of each Year.  The City looks to recognise someone who has made a significant long-term contribution to our community through volunteering of their time and skills.

Download a nomination form and email to 

Sportsperson and Junior Sports Person of the Year Awards

Sportsperson of the Year and Junior Sportsperson of the Year Awards are presented at an annual civic function (usually in August) in front of a group of their peers; representatives of the local sporting clubs and groups.  Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to their chosen sport and should be excelling in their field.  

Leadership Awards

The City of Kwinana Leadership Award is presented annually at the Local Organisations Function held in December each year.  Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to driving improvement within the City within their chosen field.

Arts and Culture Award

The Arts and Culture Awards is presented annually at a civic function (usually in November)  in front of a group of the nominees peers.  The Arts and Culture Award aims to recognise a person excelling in the field of arts or cultural activities.  The nominee should be able to demonstrate how their knowledge and participation in their chosen field is enriching the lives of local Kwinana residents. 

The nomination process

Nominations open approximately six weeks prior to each award ceremony.

  • Nominees should reside within the City of Kwinana or will need to demonstrate a significant and ongoing commitment to the Kwinana community.
  • Self nominations and nominations from an immediate family member will not be accepted.
  • Past winners will not be eligible to win the same award again.​
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