Australia Day Award Nomination Form

Do you know a local citizen or group who has made an outstanding contribution to the community in 2023? Why not nominate them for an Australia Day Award!

Applications are now open for the Awards with the winners announced on Australia Day, Friday 26 January 2024. 



  1. Understand, agree and accept all Terms and Conditions detailed here and on the nomination form.
  2. Complete the online nomination form below or submit a hard copy form either:
    - By post to 70 Central Avenue, Oran Park NSW 2570
    - Email to or
    - Deliver in person to Council’s Administration Building located at 70 Central Avenue, Oran Park NSW 2570.
  3. If you are nominating someone under the age of 18, you will be required to submit a Permission Form signed by the parent/guardian of the nominee. 

Download a hard copy of the Australia Day Nomination Form.



Citizen of the Year

Open to Camden residents aged 18 years and over as at 31 December 2023, who have made a noteworthy contribution during 2023 and/or given outstanding service to the Camden community in a non-work-related capacity over several years.

Young Citizen of the Year

Open to Camden residents aged under 18 years as at 31 December 2023, who have given outstanding service and made a positive impact on the Camden community in 2023 and/or longer. 

Sports Achievement Award

Recognises a committed sportsperson, sporting team, coach, volunteer, or official, whose actions inspire and encourage others whilst enriching the Camden community through sport, healthy living or physical activity. This category has no age restrictions. 

Community Group Award

Recognises groups who work tirelessly and work closely with the Camden Community. Groups who encourage inclusivity and continue to make Camden and better place to live during 2023. This category has no age restrictions.

Arts and Cultural Award

A person or group who has made an influential or valuable contribution to the Camden area through any art form, including drama, visual art, verse, dance, cultural heritage, expression, literature, film and multimedia. This category has no age restrictions.



  • How has the nominee made an outstanding contribution to the Camden community in 2023?

  • What personal goals and objectives has the nominee achieved?

  • Has the work by the nominee been undertaken on a paid or volunteer basis?

  • How is the nominee an inspirational role model for the Camden community?

  • What personal sacrifices/difficulties has the nominee experienced whilst working towards their achievements?


Three (3) representatives of Council’s Australia Day Committee.


  • Nominations must be submitted on Council’s official nomination form (hard copy or online).

  • Nominees must be Australian Citizens at the time of nomination.

  • Nominees must be residents of or be associated with the Camden Local Government Area (LGA).

  • Current State and Federal politicians and Councillors of the Camden LGA are not eligible for individual categories but may be nominated as part of a group for the Community Group Award.

  • Previous unsuccessful nominees are eligible for nomination in the same category in the previous year.

  • Nominations will only be accepted for one (1) category per person or group.

  • Self-nominations will not be accepted.



  1. Nominations open on Friday 10 November 2023 and close on Friday 5 January 2024 at 5pm.

  2. Judging will be completed before Friday 26 January 2024.

  3. Camden Council reserves the right to change the opening dates and times of this competition and these terms and conditions without notice.

  4. Winners will be announced on Friday 26 January 2024.

  5. Camden Council reserves the right to disqualify any nominee at its sole discretion if it is of the reasonable opinion that he/she has breached the terms and conditions or acted inappropriately in any way.

  6. Camden Council may require proof of Australian Citizenship before confirming a winner.

  7. The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

  8. Camden Council cannot be held responsible for any lost, late or misdirected entries and no compensation will be offered in the event of any postal delays or other issues, technological or other malfunction with the Camden Council website or social media accounts that may adversely affect an entrant or their entry.

  9. The winners of the Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year categories will, as part of their duties, be invited by Camden Council to attend a variety of events, private functions and facility openings throughout 2024 and may also be required to prepare and deliver speeches for specific events. The person nominated should be made aware of the potential duties by the nominee and the nomination should only be made if the nominee is agreeable.

  10. By entering the Camden Australia Day Civic Awards, nominators and nominees (including the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of nominees under the age of 18) agree to indemnify Camden Council, its employees, agents and assigns from any and all liability, damage, and/or claim of any nature whatsoever arising out of or in any way related to their participation and association with the awards or subsequent events.

  11. Where individuals are nominated in more than one (1) category, Council may, at its sole discretion, select the most appropriate category and place the nominee in that category.

  12. No award will be presented if Camden Council considers that nominations are not of a sufficiently high standard, do not meet the criteria for that category or do not otherwise comply with these terms and conditions.

  13. Nominations will not be accepted for individuals whose achievements are directly related to their paid employment.

  14. No remuneration, expenses or other compensations are payable to a winner. Gifts may be awarded to some or all of the winners at Council’s discretion. Gifts are accepted at the winners’ discretion and at their own risk.

  15. All information retained by Camden Council will be held in accordance with the State Records Act 1998.

  16. Personal information provided on the Nomination Form can be accessed (on request) by the candidate for viewing or alteration up until the time of judging on 5 January 2024.

  17. No weight is given to the number of times a person is nominated.

  18. Camden Council will not accept entries that it considers are incomplete or incorrect.

  19. If the Australia Day Awards cannot be run for reasons beyond Camden Council’s reasonable control, Camden Council reserves the right to cancel or modify the competition. If cancelled under this clause, Camden Council may choose to select winner(s) from eligible entries, if any, received at the time of cancellation or it may choose to award no winners.

  20. Camden Council reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel the Australia Day Awards at any time. If cancelled under this clause, Camden Council may choose to select a winner from eligible entries, if any, received at the time of cancellation or it may choose to award no winner.

  21. Camden Council reserves the right to use and reproduce any photos and other details submitted in this entry or during any events related to the Australia Day Awards for promotion of the Awards and other Council initiatives.

  22. Entrants agree and understand that Camden Council cannot be held liable in relation to any damage or claim of any nature whatsoever arising out of or in any way related to the actions or inactions of any third parties, whether or not those parties are directly or indirectly involved in the Australia Day Awards.

  23. All decisions made by Camden Council regarding any aspect of the Awards are final, and no correspondence will be entered into.


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