Citizen Of The Year

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Winners of the Australia Day Awards 2020

The Darwin Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year Awards recognise individuals and organisations that have made a noteworthy contribution to the Darwin community.

2020 has seen many challenges with community members showing amazing community spirit, such as locals helping with interstate bush fire responses and the community support offered through COVID-19.

Whether it’s a local organisation going over and above to improve the lives of others, role models, community leaders or the quiet achievers among us, City of Darwin takes pride in recognising those who make a real difference.

In their 40th year, the awards offer a great way to recognise the many people who make a real difference in the community.

This year we have opened nominations early and made the process nice and simple!


Eligibility Selection Criteria
Citizen of the YearMust be an Australian CitizenA significant contribution to the community
An inspirational role model
Scope of the individual's contribution to the local community
Young Citizen of the YearAustralian citizen aged over 16 years and under 30 years on 26 January 2021
Community Event of the YearA person or group that has staged a community event in 2020
Online events are eligible
Quality of the event
Scope of the impact on the local community
Event's contribution to the community


Nominations close on the 26 November 2020. There will be a presentation for the winners at the Australia Day Ceremony on 26 January 2021.

To nominate simply complete the short nomination form below and we will be in touch if we need more information.

To find out about last year's winners click here

The Darwin Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year Awards recognise individuals and organisations that have made a noteworthy contribution to the Darwin community.

2020 has seen many challenges with community members showing amazing community spirit, such as locals helping with interstate bush fire responses and the community support offered through COVID-19.

Whether it’s a local organisation going over and above to improve the lives of others, role models, community leaders or the quiet achievers among us, City of Darwin takes pride in recognising those who make a real difference.

In their 40th year, the awards offer a great way to recognise the many people who make a real difference in the community.

This year we have opened nominations early and made the process nice and simple!


Eligibility Selection Criteria
Citizen of the YearMust be an Australian CitizenA significant contribution to the community
An inspirational role model
Scope of the individual's contribution to the local community
Young Citizen of the YearAustralian citizen aged over 16 years and under 30 years on 26 January 2021
Community Event of the YearA person or group that has staged a community event in 2020
Online events are eligible
Quality of the event
Scope of the impact on the local community
Event's contribution to the community


Nominations close on the 26 November 2020. There will be a presentation for the winners at the Australia Day Ceremony on 26 January 2021.

To nominate simply complete the short nomination form below and we will be in touch if we need more information.

To find out about last year's winners click here