Citizen of the Year: To be eligible, the person must be an Australian Citizen.
Young Citizen of the Year: To be eligible, the person must be an Australian Citizen under 30 years of age on Australia Day in the year the awards are presented.
Community Event of the Year: This is presented to the person/group who has staged the most outstanding community event during the past year.
Each local Council in South Australia seeks nominations in their local Council area, with the award recipients typically announced at the Council’s Australia Day celebrations. Councils can forward the details of their Award recipients to the Australia Day Council of SA to go in the running for the State Awards, presented by the Governor of South Australia.
The Citizen of the Year Awards are proudly presented by the Australia Day Council of South Australia, sponsored by Channel 9.
The Citizen of the Year Awards are administered by local Councils across SA.
The Awards reward and recognise individuals and organisations that have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year,and/or given outstanding service over a number of years, to a local community over and above normal employment duties.
Outstanding contribution and community service includes areas such as education, health, fundraising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment, or any other area that contributes to the advancement and well being of a community.
Nominate someone who makes a real difference in your community and give them the opportunity to be rewarded and recognised for their important contribution.
Nomination forms for the awards will be available on this page when they are released. They will also be available at the Council Office.
To nominate online and for more information visit: https://www.citizenoftheyear.com.au/ or contact Council office for details on 8760 1100.
The latest Australia Day Citizens of the Year for Naracoorte Lucindale are:
- Naracoorte - Judy Stafford
- Lucindale - Leanne Graetz
The latest Australia Day Community Events of the Year for Naracoorte Lucindale are:
- Naracoorte - Soroptimist International Naracoorte - International Women's Day Breakfast
- Lucindale - Lucindale Lions Club - triple j One Night Stand
Previous Australia Day Citizens of the Year
Max WILLIAMS (Dec’d)
Kybybolite Wake / Reunion
Olympic Torch Relay
Lucindale Speed Shears Competition
TASTE the LimestoneCoast Festival
Opening of Lucindale Medical Centre
Great Southern Muster
LimestoneCoast Children’s Expo
40th Anniversary Opening of St. John building
2005 Rural Women’s Gathering
Rotary Naracoorte – Caves Fun Run
2007 POLICE GOLF DAY
2007 SENIORS MONTH CELEBRATION
2008 YAC BILLY CART DERBY
2009 NATIONAL DIRT KART TITLES
“DOLLARS FOR DOONAS”
LUCINDALE PLAYERS (for 7 years of entertainment)
2010 SAVINGS & LOANS CHRISTMAS PAGEANT
Lucindale Skate Park
David & Yvonne HOGARTH
2011 NARACOORTE SA MASTERS GAMES
Lucindale Ladies Golf Club-Garden Day
2012 TASTE FESTIVAL
KNTFL & KNTNA GRAND FINAL
Community Cooking Challenge-ILC
Yakka Park Music Festival
Independent Learning Centre Students
Welly’s Poker Run
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD- Naracoorte 2014 Masters Games
Naracoorte Youth Mental health Forum ILC
The Resilience Project – Naracoorte High School
CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION – Trevor Barnett
Lucindale Community Street Party
Sima Gul Muhammadi
Naracoorte Hospital Fete
RECOGNITION OF SERVICE – Independent Learning Centre – Mental Health Festival
40th Anniversary of the South East Field Days – Lucindale Lions Club
CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION – Stephanie Brooker –Jones & David Brooker