Australia Day Community Awards 2018

We're celebrating our unsung heroes on Australia Day!


Each year, North Sydney Council asks you to nominate people who make a difference in our community. They could be sports coaches, charity volunteers or someone who everyone in the neighbourhood turns to when they need a helping hand.

The award categories are:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Community Event or Community Group of the Year

The winners will be announced on Australia Day, 26 January 2018.


Australia Day Community Awards 2017

In 2017 we congratulated these Community Award Winners…



Citizen of the Year:   Bryce Gunn

As the volunteer President of Greenway Tenants Group Incorporated, Bryce Gunn has provided proactive and inspirational leadership to the staff and residents of Greenway, the largest public housing estate in North Sydney. During his tenure as President, Bryce and his team of dedicated volunteer staff have worked tirelessly to implement initiatives which markedly improved Greenway’s funding, facilities, resident services, and community reach. These extraordinary achievements have greatly enhanced the perception and appearance of Greenway, improved the life of residents and created a strong sense of community.



Young Citizen of the Year:   Alice Zhang

Alice Zhang is an inspiring young person and the founder of the Learning Project; a charity which provides free tutoring for at risk high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds in the Lower North Shore area. Alice has a genuine understanding of the challenges facing young people who often need to juggle study, family and work commitments as she is currently studying a Law and Communications degree while also working as Youth Worker at Chatswood Youth Centre. Alice’s compassion, initiative and leadership as a young person is inspiring to others.



Community Group of the Year: Community Connect Transports Services

Highly valued by users, carers and families, Community Connect Transport Services enables a broad sweep of people from across the community to maintain their independence, lifestyle and wellbeing by providing a safe, reliable and flexible “point-to-point” transport service to the elderly, people with disabilities and carers living at home in the Lower North Shore.


North Sydney Australia Day Ambassador

We would like to thank Andrew Walsh AM for joining us for our Australia Day Citizenship and Community Awards Ceremony.