The Canberra Citizen of the Year Award is an initiative of the ACT Government and 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.
Nominations may be made at any time, with the cut off for any given year being 31 January. Forms may be obtained by phoning the Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate on
+61 2 6205 3031 or
Download the nomination form [ PDF 184 KB]
Or submit online online nomination form
You can also view Previous Canberra Citizens of the Year