Awards and Recognition


The City of Kwinana takes pride in recognising 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 Community Citizen of the Year Awards.  

Nominations open approximately six weeks prior to the award ceremony, which will take place in December 2020. 

Once nominations have closed, all nominees will be contacted by a City Officer to undertake a short telephone interview​.

During this interview, nominees will receive details of the awards 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 displayed in the Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre.

Community Citizen of the Year Awards

The Community ​Citizen of the Year Awards are​ awarded by the Australia Day WA Council and 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, and/or
  • Inspiring qualities as a role model for the community.

Community Citizen of the Year

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

Community Citizen of the Year (Youth)

Community Citizen of the Year (Youth) is open to all residents who are under the age of 25 on 26 January.

Community Citizen of the Year (Senior)

Community Citizen of the Year (Senior) is open to all residents who are over the age of 65 on 26 January. 

Active Citizenship – (Group or Event)

Active Citizenship (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 on the citizenship awards webpage.

City of Kwinana Community Awards

Leadership Awards

The City of Kwinana Martin Waudby 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. 

Volunteer of the Year

Volunteer of the Year is awarded in December of each year with the Leadership Awards.  The City looks to recognise someone who has made a significant long-term contribution to our community through volunteering of their time and skills.​

Sportsperson, Junior Sports Person and Club Person of the Year Awards

Do you know someone excelling in the Kwinana sporting community? Sportsperson of the Year, Junior Sportsperson and Club Person 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. ​

Nominations for the Sports Awards are currently closed.​

Arts and Culture Award

The Arts and Culture Awards are presented annually at a civic function (usually in November) in front of a group of the nominees peers. The Arts and Culture Awards aim to recognise people 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. ​

Nominations for the Arts and Culture Awards are currently closed.

The nomination process

Nominations open approximately six weeks prior to each award ceremony and can be submitted online on the City's SmartyGrants webpage.

  • 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.​
  • Activities undertaken as a part of paid employment cannot be counted towards the nominee's consideration for an award.​

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 50 consecutive years, register for the Pioneers Database to be kept up to date about upcoming functions. ​​​

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