The Nhulunbuy Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year, Local Hero, and Community Event of the Year Awards recognise individuals and organisations that have made a noteworthy contribution to the Nhulunbuy community.

2022 has again seen many challenges with community members showing amazing community spirit.

Whether it is a local organisation going over and above to improve the lives of others, role models, community leaders or the quiet achievers among us, the Nhulunbuy Corporation takes pride in recognising those who make a real difference.

This year we have opened nominations early and made the process nice and simple! 


Selection Criteria

Citizen of the Year

Must be an Australian Citizen

A significant contribution to the community

Young Citizen of the Year

Australian citizen aged over 16 years and under 30 years on 26 January 2023

An inspirational role model

Scope of the individual's contribution to the local community

Senior Citizen of the Year

Outstanding contribution or achievement by an individual aged 65 years or over on 26 January 2023

An inspirational role model who displays continued excellence in their field and in the community.

Local Hero

Recognised for their outstanding contribution to the Nhulunbuy community

The Local Hero Award acknowledges extraordinary contributions made by someone in their local community

Community Event of the Year

A person or group that has staged a community event in 2022

Online events are eligible

Quality of the event

Scope of the impact on the local community

Event's contribution to the community

Nominations close at 5pm on the 25th of November 2022 and will not be accepted after this time. To nominate a resident, please submit a Nomination Form. Your nomination/s will then be passed to the Nhulunbuy Town Board for review and judging. 

There will be a presentation for the winners at the Australia Day Ceremony on Thursday 26th January 2023.