Do you know an older Ballarat person who makes a difference in our community?

Nominate them for the City of Ballarat's 2023 Senior of the Year Awards!

The annual Ballarat Senior of the Year Awards acknowledge and celebrate inspirational residents, aged 55 years and older, who have made a significant contribution to the Ballarat community.  


2022 Ballarat Senior of the Year, Mr Ugo Lo Iacono

The 2023 Senior of the Year Award categories are:  

Volunteering Award

For exceptional contribution by an individual to their community. 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award

For an individual who has contributed significantly to a fairer, more accessible community for all. This person is dedicated to building an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates our diverse voices. This may include excellence in representing or advocating on behalf of communities such as LGBTIQA+, Disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Multicultural or other diverse groups, improving community inclusion, or a project that improves social connection and participation. 

Healthy and Active Living Award 

For an individual for helping to create active and healthy communities through community involvement and as a role model. 

Ageing Well Award

For an individual who has worked to combat ageism, promote social justice and engage with their community to support ageing well initiatives. 

From these categories, the winner of the overarching 2023 Senior of the Year Award will be chosen.

How do I nominate someone?

  1. You can fill out the online survey form below
  2. Download the nomination form on this page, print, complete all sections, scan and email form and supporting information to
  3. Download the nomination form on this page, print, complete all sections and submit a hard copy including supporting information to City of Ballarat, Customer Service Team, The Phoenix (25 Armstrong Street, Ballarat). Alternatively, you can post the completed nomination to 

Ballarat Senior of the Year Awards

Cathy Bushell

Ageing Well, City of Ballarat

PO Box 655, Ballarat, VIC 3353

Each nomination must also include at least 2 letters supporting the nomination from colleagues or individuals in the community.

For further enquiries

Contact Cathy Bushell 0428 485 450

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