Community Citizen of the Year 2022

On January 26, 2022 Albany will host the Community Citizenship Awards, celebrating our local everyday heroes who perform simple acts of kindness, courage, love and support within Albany for the greater good of the City. 

Nominations for the 2022 awards are now open, with nominations closing at the end of October 2021.

Community Citizen of the Year awards is your opportunity to acknowledge those making an outstanding contribution to your local community.

Outstanding contribution and community service includes areas such as; education, health, fund-raising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment, social inclusion or any other area that contributes to the advancement and wellbeing of a community.

There are four categories:

  • Citizen of the Year - a person you believe has delivered outstanding service to their community
  • Citizen of the Year (Young) - a young person you believe has delivered outstanding service to their community and to be eligible the person must be under the age of 25 years on 26 January 2022. 
  • Citizen of the Year (Senior) - an older person you believe has delivered outstanding service to their community and to be eligible the person must be over 65 years of age on 26 January 2022. 
  • Award for Active Citizenship - a group doing outstanding work or for an event staged in the community during the past year. 

Nominations can be completed online via the Citizen of the Year Nomination Form. Alternatively, hard copies of the form are available from the City of Albany office, 102 North Road ALBANY. 

If you have any questions or queries in relation to the awards, please contact the Community Development Team on 6820 3023 or email: commdevel@albany.wa.gov.au 

Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony

Albany will welcome our new citizens at an Australian citizenship ceremony on Australia Day 2022.

Australia Day provides an occasion for individuals, schools, community groups and organisations to reflect on the values of Australian citizenship and the contributions of citizens to our local communities.

Details of the 2022 Ceremony will be announced in late 2021.