Do you know our next Citizen of the Year?

Do you know Greater Bendigo’s next Citizen or Young Citizen of the Year? The City of Greater Bendigo is calling for nominations for the 2021 Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year awards.

Mayor Cr Margaret O’Rourke said that there were many Greater Bendigo residents who had gone above and beyond for their community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Do you know someone who serves others without seeking acknowledgement or reward?” Cr O’Rourke said.

“Perhaps you can think of someone who quietly contributes through charity work, managing community sport or events or advocating to government. Someone who actively works to make our community and world a better place.

“We want to hear from you – tell us who you think should be our next Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year.”

Nominations are open to anyone who contributes their time through community service, whether that be sporting, education, the arts and culture or for the environment.

Nominating involves completing a short online form at to highlight the nominee’s contributions to the Greater Bendigo community.

Nominees must be residents of the City of Greater Bendigo and the Young Citizen of the Year must be under 25 years of age on January 26, 2021.

The closing date is 5pm Saturday October 31, 2020.

Recipients of the awards will be announced in the lead up to Australia Day 2021. 

The award winners will be invited to attend several civic events in 2021, including citizenship ceremonies and their names will be included on the Honour Roll in the Bendigo Town Hall.

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