Australia Day Celebrations

Nominations for the 2019 Australia Day Awards are now open!

Categories include:

  •     Citizen of the Year
  •    Environmental Award
  •     Community Spirit Award
  •     Young Citizen of the Year
  •     Community Service Award
  •     Community Event/Activity of the Year


How to nominate:
Simply download and complete the nomination form here (0.3MB) or fill in the form online here.

On completion:
Email: events@karratha.wa.gov.au
Post: City of Karratha, PO Box 219 Karratha WA 6714
Drop: Red Earth Arts Precinct, 27 Welcome Rd, Karratha
The winners of each category will be announced at the Australia Day Awards breakfast ceremony at 9am 26 January at the Karratha Leisureplex. Each category winner will receive a $1000 prize cheque.

The City of Karratha is proud to present the 2019 Australia Day Awards in partnership with Rio Tinto and the support of Horizon Power, Woodside-operated North West Shelf Project and Woodside Energy Limited

Selection criteria:

Citizen of the Year
Presented by Horizon Power
A person who is over the age of 25, must be an Australian Citizen who resides in the City who:

  • Has either made a noteworthy contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years
  • Demonstrated commitment to the betterment of the City of Karratha
  • Undertakes activities, which have short and long term benefits for others
  • Acts as a positive role model for others
  • Contributions made by the nominee have been completed on a voluntary basis
  • Has not previously been the recipient of this award

Community Spirit Award
Presented by Rio Tinto
An individual nominated by a City of Karratha Community Association who:

  • Resides within the City of Karratha
  • Nomination must be received via a Community Association (Dampier, Karratha, Roebourne, Wickham or Point Samson)
  • Demonstrated commitment to the betterment of City of Karratha
  • Acts as a positive role model and lifts the spirits of the community

Young Citizen of the Year
Presented by Woodside Energy Limited
A youth (25 years or younger) who has achieved in their chosen field who:

  • Resides, works or studies in the City of Karratha
  • Positive role model to peers and accepts responsibility for self and others
  • Shows outstanding achievement in their chosen field
  • Participates in the community
  • Active in youth issues
  • Undertakes activities that promote the welfare and wellbeing of the City of Karratha
  • Contributions made by the nominee have been completed on a voluntary basis

Environmental Award
Presented by Woodside-operated North West Shelf Project
Recognises individuals or groups who demonstrate genuine passion for the environment and strive to improve it through conservation, preservation, protection, replenishment and education. Criteria:

  • Must reside within the City of Karratha
  • Demonstrated commitment to raising awareness of environmental issues in the community
  • Innovative in environmental thinking or sustainable practices
  • Contributions made by the nominee have been completed on a voluntary basis

Community Service Award
Presented by Rio Tinto
A community group who:

  • Has either made a noteworthy contribution during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years
  • Undertakes activities, which have short and long term benefits for others
  • Acts as a positive role model for others
  • Demonstrated commitment to the betterment of City of Karratha
  • Can reside elsewhere but works in the City of Karratha (i.e. FIFO)

Community Event/Activity of the Year
Presented by Rio Tinto
Recognises an individual or group who has organised and provided an event for the broader community to attend to enrich the community through activities. Criteria:

  • The event must take place within the City of Karratha
  • Must be available to the whole broader community (not 18+)
  • Demonstrated commitment to the betterment of City of Karratha

Nominations close 4pm Friday 30 November 2018