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.
Nominations open in September.

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

In 2022, Trevor Senior was presented with the award having been born and raised in the Shire and heavily involved in the local community since his return in 2001. Trevor has been a member of a number of local groups and organisations including; the Cemeteries management board, Library Friends, Serpentine Historical Society and Jarrahdale Heritage Society. He is passionate about the heritage and history of the Shire and volunteers caretaking and opening the Old Bridge School and delivering fire wood to the Old Post Office Museum. Trevor also volunteers as a Walks Group Leader with the Jarrahdale Heritage Society, conducting trail walks and assisting in trail maintenance. 

Guidelines for the Award:

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

The winner will received their award at the Shire’s Australia Day event held on Australia Day, 26 January 2023.

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 through 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 September 2022 and can be made using the Auspire website link below.

Nominate for Citizenship Awards

Awards will presented by the Shire at our Australia Day event held on Australia Day, 26 January 2023.

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 2022 Australia Day Award winners
Image containing three people on stage: Citizen of the Year, Shire President and Clem Kentish Award Winner Image containing one young person: Young Citizen of the Year

image containing 3 people: Shire President, Senior Community Citizen of the Year, Deputy Shire President  Image containing 3 people: Shire President, Active Group or Event recipient, Deputy Shire President

From top left to right.
Image 1: Citizen of the Year, Jan Booth, Shire President Michelle Rich and Clem Kentish recipient Trevor Senior
Image 2: Young Community Citizen of the Year, Luke Newman
Image 3: Shire President Michelle Rich, Senior Citizen of the Year, Charles Kerfoot and Deputy Shire President Dave Atwell
Image 4: Shire President Michelle Rich, Active Citizenship (Group or Event) Award recipient Francis Smit on behalf of Landcare SJ's RUOK? Planting Day and Morning Tea, and Deputy Shire President Dave Atwell