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NAIDOC Community Award

The City of Belmont NAIDOC Community Award was established in 2012. It recognises the personal achievements of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community member over the past 12 months. The Award may be in respect of achievement for sport, education, business, music, art, culture or community service, (e.g. emergency service volunteers, volunteer support personnel and industry groups across the community).

Nominees must be a resident of the City of Belmont, work in or attend an educational institution or participate in an organisation within the City of Belmont.

The Award recipient is be presented with a plaque and a voucher during the NAIDOC Flag Raising Ceremony. Due to the impact of COVID-19, the National NAIDOC Committee has made a decision to move the NAIDOC Week celebration from July to 8 - 15 November 2020.

Nominations will open from 1 to 30 September 2020. Nomination Form will be available soon.

All nominations are strictly confidential and the information provided will be used only to assist in considering the merits of the nomination. Check back closer to the time to apply.

Past recipients 

2019 Neil Coyne

2018 Kaelan Corpus

2017 Frances Ramsey

2016 Ann Oakley

2015 Danny Penny and Joshua Loo (Runner up)

2014 Zyhannah Bin Jalil

2013 Janice McEwan

2012 Kaylene Bowes-Smith and Grace Smith

NAIDOC Student Award

The annual NAIDOC Student Award is a City of Belmont initiative which recognizes an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student’s achievement during the past 12 months. Participating schools are responsible for nominating one student to receive a City of Belmont NAIDOC Student Award. Nominations for the award are open to all student years.

A framed Certificate of Achievement and a book voucher is presented by the Mayor (or a Council representative of the City of Belmont) at an event or assembley celebrating the NAIDOC Week.

Previous recipients of the award have been thrilled and honoured to be nominated and many schools in the Belmont area have welcomed the initiative.

Please contact your local school to enquire if they participate in this initiative.

Contact Us

Please contact the City's Community Development team on 9477 7219 if you have any further queries.​