Shire of Koorda Community Awards

NOMINATIONS NOW CLOSEDLate nominations will not be accepted.

Koorda Awards - Nomination Form

Koorda Awards - Guidelines and Criteria


A person must first be nominated to be considered for the awards. There are four award categories;

  • Citizen of the Year category, be a person of any age.
  • Citizen of the Year - Youth category, be a person aged between 12 to 24 years.
  • Citizen of the Year - Senior category, be a person over the age of 65.
  • Citizen of the Year - Group category, be a local community group or not-for-profit organisation based within the Shire of Koorda.

Self-nominations will not be accepted. Nominees must be a person who resides in the Shire of Koorda.

  • Sitting members of State, Federal and Local Government are not eligible.
  • Nominations must be apolitical in nature.
  • A person may only be nominated for one category on a nomination form.
  • A person may be nominated more than once (in different categories) on separate nomination forms.
  • Late entries will not be accepted.

How to apply

All nominations must be submitted on prescribed Shire of Koorda Forms, which can be found at the top of this page. Forms must be fully completed and must be submitted before 4pm, Tuesday 31 October 2023, by emailing or delivering to the Shire of Koorda Administration Centre, located at 10 Haig Street, Koorda. 

Selection criteria

The nomination must demonstrate that the person(s) or group(s) citizenship activities occurred within the Shire of Koorda. External activities that benefitted the Koorda community may be taken into consideration during the selection process.

Nominations will be assessed for an individual or group who has:

  • made a significant voluntary contribution to the Koorda community,
  • demonstrated leadership on a community issue resulting in the enhancement of community life,
  • undertaken a significant initiative that has brought about positive change and added value to community life,
  • invested time and effort above the standard expected of any citizen (hours of time volunteered, range of tasks undertaken, and length of service) and is a good role model for the community.

Selection Process

  • Successful nominees will be determined by Council and the results kept strictly confidential until the announcement at the award presentation.
  • All nominees will be notified prior to the event to allow recipients to invite friends and family to the presentation.
  • Presentation of the Citizen of the Year Awards will be held at the P&C Community Christmas Tree in December.
  • Shire of Koorda reserves the right to withdraw any awards issued to recipients who bring the awards program or Shire of Koorda into disrepute.