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Recognition Awards

Through our annual Australia Day Awards, the City of Port Adelaide Enfield recognises the service, commitment, effort and achievements of people that have enhanced the quality of life in the Port Adelaide Enfield Council area. Nominations are invited under the Australia Day Awards, which are conducted in conjunction with the Australia Day Council of South Australia.

Each year, the City of PAE, in association with the National Australia Day Council, seek nominations for our Australia Day Awards. These awards are in recognition of residents who have made an outstanding contribution to the community.

Nominations for 2021 are now open

The major awards are as follows:

Australia Day Citizen of the Year
Nominee must have made a significant contribution to the community during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the community over a number of years.

Australia Day Young Citizen of the Year
Nominee must be 30 years of age or younger and have made a significant contribution to the community during the current year and/or given outstanding service to the community over a number of years.

Community Event of the Year
Recognises a person or group presenting an outstanding or beneficial community event during the year which has provided opportunities for participation and attendance by the community.

Emerging Event/Community Group
This award is presented to a person or group in recognition of an emerging community group or event established in the last 12 months, which addresses emerging issues or identified opportunities for change in the Port Adelaide Enfield community and promotes community inclusion, participation and well-being.

Council, at its discretion, may recognise other individuals, groups or organisations for outstanding achievement, contribution to the community, or other endeavour.

You can submit your nomination in three ways.

  1. Complete an online web form at this link- Australia Day 2021 Online nomination form
    (Before you start your online nomination, please make sure you have all the details regarding your nomination handy!)
  2. Download, print and complete this form(PDF, 2913.19 KB) and post or email it back to us
  3. Request a hard copy form be sent to you, or obtain one at our libraries or community centres