Community Recognition Awards Nominations - 2024

Published on 28 March 2024


Nominations are now closed for the Community Recognition Awards. Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination.  

Council has made some changes to how and when it celebrates its Community Recognition Awards so that it is inclusive for our whole community.  So this year we are calling for nominations for Citizen of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Community Event of the Year and a new category of Volunteer of the Year.

Nominations closed Thursday, 02 May 2024 at 4:00pm

The Award recipients will be celebrated at our Community Recognition Awards Event that will be held in national volunteers week on Wednesday, 22 May 2024.  Further details regarding the event and participation will be  provided shortly.


Guidelines and Criteria

The following guidelines and criteria are used when considering the Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Community Event of the Year award nominations.  All nominations received will be assessed against the following:

Guidelines for each award

Awards aim to recognise citizens who have made a significant contribution to the City of Burnie and the broader municipal area, through volunteer work or paid employment (in which case the contribution is significantly beyond what is normally expected without recompense or reward).

The following criteria is used when considering and assessing the award nominations:

  • The nominee must reside in the Burnie municipality and be an Australian citizen.
  • The nominee can only receive one award during their lifetime.
  • The age criteria is:

Citizen and Volunteer Award - all ages

Young Citizen Award - under 30 years of age

Senior Citizen Award - over 65 years of age


Selection criteria for individual awards:

  1. The impact of the person’s contribution to a particular field, locality, group, community or humanity at large;
  2. The period of time that the person has made a major commitment;
  3. Whether the person’s contribution has been recognised elsewhere (e.g. in the media, by other awards, interest groups or local councils);
  4. The level of excellence that the person has demonstrated in their chosen field.

Selection criteria Community Event of the Year Award

  1. The event must have been held in the Burnie and municipal area;
  2. How did the event benefit the Burnie community, i.e. how the event "gave back”;
  3. How many hours were spent coordinating the event;
  4. How many community volunteers assisted with organising and/or running the event;
  5. What was the number of attendees at the event;
  6. Where were the proceeds (if any) allocated;
  7. What was the cost to enter the event.