Canberra Citizen of the Year
The Canberra Citizen of the Year Award recognises citizens who have made a major contribution to the community. The award is significant - it recognises the efforts of individuals in the community and also helps to promote a sense of civic pride. The award was first introduced in 1989, continuing a tradition started by The Canberra Times some years prior to self government.
The Award is presented by the Chief Minister in March each year as part of Canberra's birthday celebrations.
The Canberra Citizen of the Year is someone who makes an outstanding contribution to our community without expectation of remuneration or reward. They are someone who is motivated to act for the good of the community and is a participating member of the Canberra community.
They contribute to the advancement of Canberra and our community.
They make an outstanding contribution across any endeavour, including, but not limited to, the areas of education, business, health, charity, the arts, the environment, disability, youth, research, medicine or the media.
Strong regard will be given to a nominee's achievements in the year immediately prior to nomination, however ongoing and sustained contribution will also be considered highly. Past achievements should also be included in the nomination.
Nominees can be based in Canberra or the Canberra region, as long as the impact of their contribution is primarily within the ACT.
Nominations for the 2018 Award are now closed. If you wish to make a nomination for 2019, please contact:
Protocol, Honours and Ceremonial Events Officer
Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
GPO Box 158
Canberra ACT 2601
2017 Canberra Citizen of the Year: Alex Sloan
Alex has been recognised for her services to the community of the ACT, through her commitment to telling the stories of Canberrans over 22 years in local radio and through her selfless support of a range of community organisations and charitable events.
History and Previous Award Winners
Read more about the history of the award and the stories of previous recipients: