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Brighton Community Volunteer Awards

In honour of all our volunteers in the Brighton area, we have produced a short film to celebrate National Volunteer Week 2024 and shine a light on the incredible volunteers we are privileged and honoured to have call the Brighton Municipality home. There really is ‘Something for Everyone’ when it comes to volunteering. Thank you to all our amazing volunteers who made this film possible and agreed to take part. Created by the wonderful David Adams from Action Crew.

If you know someone who has contributed to making our community a better place, please nominate them for a Brighton Council Community Award.  This is our chance to recognise and honour individuals or groups who are making an outstanding contribution to the Brighton Council communities.

The award categories are as follows:

  • Citizen (Volunteer) of the Year Award
  • Young Citizen (Volunteer) Award (up to 25 years of age at 31 May, 2024)
  • Community Initiative/Event of the Year Award

Please use the online nomination form:


These awards will be presented by the Mayor in National Volunteer Week 20-26 May 2024.

Nominations open on 8 March and close 29 April 2024.

At the August 2023 Ordinary Council Meeting, it was agreed by Council to change the name and date of the Brighton Council Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards to Brighton Council Community Awards, to be held during National Volunteer Week, which is currently held in May of each year. These awards have replaced the Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards.