Lithgow City Council is calling on the community to nominate local people and organisations for their contributions to the Lithgow community.

“Once again, we have the opportunity to recognise the people and organisations who have helped make Lithgow the great place it is,” said Lithgow City Council Mayor Maree Statham. “The nominees and award winners will be announced at the official Australia Day ceremony on Friday 26 January 2024. I urge everyone to nominate someone or an organisation deserving of recognition.”

The NSW Local Citizenship Award categories are:

  • Citizen of the Year Award (Young and Open)
  • Volunteer of the Year Award (Young and Open)
  • New Resident Award
  • Heritage Conservation/ Environmental Achievement Award
  • Service to the Community Award (Organisation)
  • Outstanding Event of the Year Award

Citizen of the Year
The Citizen of the Year Award acknowledges people who through their efforts and commitment have made the community a better place.

Volunteer of the Year
The Volunteer of the Year Award acknowledges people who have given their time freely to help the community within the Lithgow LGA.
Nominees for the Young Volunteer and Young Citizen Categories must be aged 16 to 25 years on 26 January 2024, while the Open Categories are for people aged 26 years and over on 26 January 2024.  

New Resident Award
This year a new award category as been created– the new Resident Award to recognise people who have recently come to Lithgow and made a big contribution to the community.
The New Resident Award acknowledges the initiative and contribution of a new resident (less than 2 years in Lithgow) to the area. 

Heritage Conservation/ Environmental Achievement Award
The Heritage Conservation/ Environmental Achievement Award is for an individual or an organisation that has made significant contribution to the preservation of the heritage or protection/enhancement of the environment of the Lithgow LGA.

Service to the Community Award (Organisation) 
The Service to the Community Award (Organisation) is for organisations which aim to enrich the lives of the people in the Lithgow LGA.  This organisation does not have to be a volunteer organisation. 

Outstanding Event Award
The Outstanding Event Award recognises the significant contribution that special events make to our region.

Nomination forms can be found online at or are available from the front counter of the Lithgow City Council Administration Centre and all Lithgow Library Branches.

Nominations close on Friday 1 December 2023.  

Winners of all awards will be announced Friday 26 January 2024 at the Official Australia Day Ceremony.