Australia Day Awards

West Wimmera Shire Council recognises outstanding community service for and within the Municipality with the annual Australia Day Awards.

There are four categories of awards which are presented to the winners each Australia Day:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year (30 years and under)
  • Community Event of the Year
  • Community Group of the Year

Nominations open in October/November each year.

Enquiries regarding submitting a nomination can be made to communications@westwimmera.vic.gov.au

Year Award category Recipient
 2020 Citizen of the Year

Ron Penrose

2020   Young Citizen of the Year Tyler Hayden
2020 Community Group of the Year Kaniva and District Progress Association
2020 Community Event of the Year 2019 Goroke Rodeo
2019 Citizen of the Year Alan Miles
2019 Young Citizen of the Year Justin Merrett 
2019 Community Event of the Year

First XI Celebrations for 1868 Cricket Tour

2018  Citizen of the Year Kelvin Burns
2018 Community Event of the Year Linda and Sandy's Christmas Lunch
2017 Citizen of the Year Tanya Turner
2017 Young Citizen of the Year Jonathon Kyle
2017  Community Event of the Year Apsley Racing Club Cup 2016
2016 Young Citizen of the Year Sarah Nash
2016 Community Event of the Year Henley on Lake Wallace
2015 Citizen of the Year Mark McClure
2015 Young Citizen of the Year Nick Doelle
2015 Commungroupity Event of the Year Tussock Jumpers Fundraising Inc
2014 Citizen of the Year Helen Hobbs
2014 Young Citizen of the Year Ben Light
2014 Community Event of the Year Pathways to Harrow 2013
2013 Citizen of the Year Gordon Williams
2013 Community Event of the Year Edenhope P&A Show | Celebrating 150 years
 2012 Citizen of the Year Thomas Houlihan
2012 Community Event of the Year Lake Charlegrark Country Music Marathon
2011 Citizen of the Year Jan Lampard
2011 Community Event of the Year Celebrating the Centenary of Edenhope Hospital
2010 Citizen of the Year Bernie Kelly
2009 Citizen of the Year William (Jack) Cooney
2009 Community Event of the Year The Annual Convention of 2012 District Lions
2008 Citizen of the Year Brendan Hausler
2008 Community Event of the Year The Cancer Council Australia's Biggest Morning Tea
2007 Citizen of the Year Wendy Meyer
2007 Community Event of the Year Edenhope Utility Dog Championships
2006 Citizen of the Year Ruth and Stan Walter
2006 Community Event of the Year Kaniva Roadhouse Cooperative
2005 Citizen of the Year Maxwell D Carter
2005 Community Event of the Year Kaniva Apex Club | Kaniva Look at Ya Toys Carshow
2004 Citizen of the Year Frank Guy
2004 Community Event of the Year Edenhope and Apsley Lions Clubs
2003 Citizen of the Year Evan Arnold
2002 Citizen of the Year Audrey Huntly
2001 Citizen of the Year Jeanette Feder
2001 Community Event of the Year Kaniva and District Landcare Sub-Committee
2000 Citizen of the Year Frances Ryan
2000 Community Event of the Year Kaniva Rotary Club
1999 Citizen of the Year Edith Feder
1999 Community Event of the Year Western Border Endurance Ride
1999 Junior Citizen of the Year Jeffrey Maidment
1998 Citizen of the Year Fred Lowe
1998 Community Event of the Year Harrow by Night Sound and Light
1998 Junior Citizen of the Year Aaron Zwar
1996 Citizen of the Year John S Warner
1996 Community Event of the Year Apsley Remembers Concert Party
1996  Junior Citizen of the Year Glen Gray