Australia Day Awards

Overview

Congratulations to our 2021 City of Onkaparinga Australia Day Award recipients.

These annual awards recognise local individuals and groups who have made an outstanding contribution to our communities during the year in the following categories.

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Little Hero of the Year
  • Sportsperson of the Year
  • Community Event of the Year
  • Active Citizenship

Our 2021 City of Onkaparinga Award recipients are:

  • Citizen of the Year - Paul Crate
  • Young Citizen of the Year - Angus Miller
  • Community Event of the Year - Jessica Jones Wildlife Event

2021 Citizen of the Year Paul Crate

2021 Young Citizen of the Year Angus Miller

 (Lee Knowles Photographer - The Headshot Creative)

 Jessica Jones & Mayor 2.jpg

 

Nominations for our 2022 Australia Day Awards will be open in September 2021.  

For more information please contact our Civic Events team:  mail@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au

 

Citizen of the Year

To be eligible, the person must be an Australian Citizen, should reside in the City of Onkaparinga and/ or have made a significant voluntary contribution to the Onkaparinga community through the year or over a number of years.

2021 Recipient   Paul Crate
     
2020 Recipient    Chris Lemar and Carlee Lynch
     
2019 Recipient   Patricia Whiting
     
2018 Dual Recipients   Brian Dempsey and William Threadgold
     
2017 Dual Recipients   Kellie Matalone and Keryn McElroy
     
2016 Recipient   Therese Francis
     
2015 Recipient    Stephen Hancock
     
2014 Recipient   Peter Higgins
     
2013 Dual Recipients    Jim Fenoughty and Craig Warman
     
2012 Recipient    Bernard Smart
     
2011 Recipient    Joan Harris
     
2010 Recipient    Derry McGaffin
     

Young Citizen of the Year

To be eligible, the person must be an Australian Citizen and must be aged 30 years or less on 26 January 2020.

2021 Recipient
   Angus Miller
     
2020 Recipient    Callum Barrott Walsh
     
2019 Recipient   Tammy Maria
     
2018 Recipient   Lauren Jew 
     
2017 Recipient   Jessica Perry
     
2016 Recipient   Caleb Sutherland 
     
2015 Recipient   James Harrington 
     
2013 Recipient   Caleb Sutherland
     
2012 Recipient   Lances Fakes 
     
2011 Recipient   Christina Rees
     
2010 Recipient   Emma Gillett
     
     

Little Hero of the Year

 2020 Recipient   Ruby Carpenter
     
2019 Recipient   Abbie Walsh
     

Sportsperson of the Year

To be eligible, the sportsperson must be an Australian Citizen and their achievement must be outstanding. 
Demonstrated achievement in leadership on and off the field and inspire participation and involvement in sports across the Onkaparinga community.

2020 Recipient Cooper Bristow

 

Community Event of the Year

To be eligible, the groups or individuals will have staged an event or events during the year within the City of Onkaparinga, that demonstrated an outstanding significance for the Onkaparinga community. 

2021 Recipient
  Jessica Jones Wildlife Event
     
2020 Recipient    Fleurieu Folk Festival
     
2019 Recipient   Cinemallunga
     
2018 Dual Recipients   OnkaStompa Compa and McLaren Vale Vintage and Classic
     
2017 Recipient   Morphett Vale ANZAC Day Dawn Service
     
2016 Recipient    Fleurieu Folk Festival
     
2015 Dual Recipients   Shane Crawford Comeback Game, Aldinga Football Club and Christie Downs Fun Day, Better Together Christie Downs Inc 
     
2014 Dual Recipients   Fleurieu Folk Festival and Harvest Festival McLaren Vale
     
2013 Recipient   CoroAlive! 175
     
2012 Recipient   Southern Football League 125 Year Event
     
2011 Recipient    McLaren Vale Vintage and Classic Day