Australia Day Community Awards

Clem Kentish Community Service Award

Every year the Shire celebrates its inspiring community members with the Clem Kentish Community Service and Community Citizen of the Year Awards.

Do you know someone who should be recognised at the 2022 Australia Day Awards Ceremony?

Since 1989 the prestigious Clem Kentish Award has been presented to some inspiring members of our community.

In 2021, Alan Elliott was presented with the award having been involved in the local community for almost three decades through groups and organisations including; the Keysbrook Volunteer Bushfire Brigade, Landcare SJ Inc, the Keysbrook Environment Group, the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale Reserves Advisory Group, the Keysbrook Men's Group, the Keysbrook-North Dandalup Action Group and the Peel Harvey Biosecurity Group Feral Animal Control Subcommittee.

Guidelines for the Award:

  • Minimum length of service twenty (20) years.
  • Served on several committees
  • Resident of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Nominations for the 2022 awards will open in the second half of 2021.

The winner will received their award at the Shire’s Australia Day event held on Australia Day, 26 January 2022.

For a full list of previous recipients, please contact the Shire at info@sjshire.wa.gov.au or call 9526 1111.

*Please Note: Nominations for the Clem Kentish Community Service Award are not to be submitted at the Australia Day website.

Community Citizen of the Year Awards

The Auspire – Australia Day WA Community Citizen of the Year Awards are presented by Local Governments across Western Australia each year.

The Community Citizen of the Year Awards celebrate the positive news stories of our citizens who are worthy of the community's attention, recognising those who are role models and who inspire us with their achievements and challenge us to make our own contribution to creating a better community.

Your community champions can be recognised in four categories:

  • Citizen of the Year: A person you believe has delivered outstanding service to his or her community.
  • Citizen of the Year - Senior: An older person you believe has delivered outstanding service to his or her community and to be eligible, the person must be over 65 years of age on January 26.
  • Citizen of the Year - Youth: A young person you believe has delivered outstanding service to his or her community and to be eligible, the person must be under 25 years of age on January 26.
  • Award for Active Citizenship: A group doing outstanding work or for an event staged in the community during the past year.

Nominations for the 2022 Australia Day WA Community Citizen of the Year Awards will open in the second half of 2021.

Awards will presented by the Shire at our Australia Day event held on Australia Day, 26 January 2022.

2021 Award Winners

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 2021 Australia Day Award winners Don Warner, Ian Nice, Thomas Dawson, Zain Jeffery, Reece Thatcher, Diana Henniker (on behalf of Jarrahdale Heritage Society Guided Walks Group), and Alan Elliott with Shire President Michelle Rich and Deputy Shire President Dave Atwell.