The Citizen of the Year Awards reward and recognise individuals and organisations that have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year, and/or give an 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.

The Awards are presented by the Australia Day Council of South Australia and administered by the Adelaide Plains Council. Nominations are reviewed and winners selected by Council’s elected members at a general meeting of Council.

Nominations generally open each year on the 1st day of October and close on the 3rd Friday in November. Nominations may also be submitted through out the year via the Citizen of the Year website  with those submissions going into the draw for that year. Nominations received after the closing date will be carried forward to the next nomination period in the following year.


Citizen of the Year
Young Citizen of the Year

(nominees must be 30 years of age or less on 26 January in the year of the award presentation)

Community Event of the Year

 In addition, the Adelaide Plains Council provide two additional awards in the following categories.

Community Project of the Year
Community Group of the Year

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