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Senior of the Year 2016

The annual Victorian Senior of the Year Award acknowledges and celebrates older Victorian volunteers.

It’s time to nominate older people in our communities doing extraordinary things!

Who is eligible for the awards?
To be eligible for these awards, the nominee must be an Australian citizen, a resident of Southern Grampians Shire and be aged 60 years or over. Nominees will be assessed on their volunteer contribution and achievements since reaching the age of 60.

What are the selection criteria?
Nominees will be assessed on:
1. How they make a difference to community wellbeing through volunteering.
2. Their good standing in the community.
3. How their positive attitude to ageing inspires others.

Step by step guide to making a nomination
1. Complete the form below, following the instructions carefully.
2. Keeping in mind the selection criteria above, on two separate pages tell us:
a. How your nominee makes a difference to community wellbeing through
their service to social, cultural or civic life.
b. How their positive attitude to ageing involves and inspires other people.
3.a. You must attach at least two letters supporting the nomination from
colleagues or individuals in the community
b. You can attach photocopies (not originals) of up to 10 pieces of supporting
information about your nominee such as awards and media articles.
4. Send completed nominations to:
Southern Grampians Shire Senior of the Year Award
Frances Hewett Community Centre
2 Roberts Street
Hamilton Vic 3300 or email

Further information
The award is judged by a selection panel including the Southern Grampians Shire Council Mayor and Chief Executive Officer.
The closing date for nominations is Friday 9 September 2016.

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