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citizen of the year 

Nominations for the 2017 Citizen of the Year awards have now closed

Do you know someone who makes the Light community a better place?

Each year the Citizen of the Year Awards are proudly presented by Light Regional Council with support from the Australia Day Council of South Australia. The awards recognise local individuals and groups who have made outstanding contributions to our community. 

Nominations can be made in four categories:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year (must be under 30 years of age on 26 January)
  • Community Event of the Year (for the most outstanding community event)
  • Community Project of the Year (for the most outstanding community project)

Awards will be presented at the Australia Day event on 26 January. In 2017 Kapunda will host the Australia Day Breakfast event.


To nominate an individual or group for the 2018 awards, read the Nomination Guidelines (see below) and complete the Australia Day Nomination Form (see below) Nomination Forms are also available from the libraries and council offices from 1st October annually.

Nominations should be forwarded to:

Email: light@light.sa.gov.au

Mail: PO Box 72 Kapunda SA 5373

In-Person: 93 Main St Kapunda OR 12 Hanson St Freeling

For more information, contact Lorinda Bayley, Community Development Officer on 8525 3200 or lbayley@light.sa.gov.au

Further details about the Citizen of the Year Awards program can be found on the website www.citizenoftheyear.com.au

Citizen of the Year Award Nomination Guidelines(162 kb)

Citizen of the Year Nomination Forms(466 kb)

Congratulations to our 2016 Australia Day Award winners!

Australian of The Year 2016 Recipients

The Citizen of the Year - Garry Shearing
Young Citizen of the Year – Lily Armstrong
Community Event of the Year - Centenary of ANZAC (Freeling RSL)

Refugee Welcome Zone declaration

Mayor Bill Obrien signs the Refugee Welcome Zone declaration in front of Lily Armstrong



Light Regional Council
93 Main Street (PO Box 72)
Kapunda SA 5373
Tel: (08) 8525 3200 | Fax: (08) 8566 3262