Citizen of the Year Awards

Recognising our outstanding citizens

You may know of an individual or organisation that you believe should be recognised for the significant contribution they have made towards making our community a better place. If so, you can nominate them for an award in our annual Citizen of the Year or Community Service awards.

Citizen of the Year Awards

  • The Citizen of the Year Awards are presented by the Australia Day Council of South Australia and administered by local Councils on their behalf.
  • Each Council seeks nominations in their local area, with the award recipients announced at a Council event in January.
  • The Awards reward and recognise individuals and organisations that have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year, and/or given outstanding service over a number of years, to a local community over and above normal employment duties.

Award Categories

Citizen of the Year

To be eligible, the person must be an Australian Citizen.

Young Citizen of the Year

To be eligible, the person must be an Australian Citizen under 30 years of age on 26 January of the year of award.

Community Event of the Year

This is presented to the person/group who has staged the most outstanding community event during the past year.

Nominations are sought in October/early November each year.

For more information call (08) 8269 5355 and submit your nomination form to

Citizen of the Year Winners 2019

The recipient of the 2019 Citizen of the Year Award is David Kilner.

David Kilner is a well-known Prospect resident who has over many years provided many hours of voluntary work, generously sharing his expertise and passion for local history.  David is familiar with this awards program having received the 1986 Prospect Citizen of the Year Award.  David is once again invited to come to the front to receive our Citizen of the Year Award.  David has been the convenor of Prospect Local History Group since its inception in 2005 and is a strong advocate for the preservation and promotion of history in the Prospect area, David has led and encouraged the group in its research and subsequent publishing of over 20 publications.  David chairs the monthly meetings, delivers talks on Prospect’s history, and is currently working on producing a new history book of Prospect for the sesquicentenary (150 years) of the proclamation of Prospect in 2022. 

The recipient of our 2019 Young Citizen of the Year Awards goes to Darcy Maney. 

Darcy Maney is a dynamic young professional who is also a very community spirited person with a passion for volunteering, enthusiastically giving her time and expertise to City of Prospect community events and at key events throughout Adelaide. Most recently, Darcy was actively involved with our popular Spring Fair at held at Broadview Oval.  Darcy, at just 22, is the epitome of an outstanding volunteer for our council who genuinely cares about the success of an event and those involved. Darcy truly understands what it takes to organise and deliver a successful community event, and is a leader in positive teamwork. She has the strong foundation skills for a career in event and tourism management. We look forward to working with Darcy again soon!

The recipient of the 2019 Community Event of the Year Award goes to the The fourth Annual Great Adelaide Ukulele Picnic. 

The winner of this category is an event that has a family friendly focus attracting large numbers of both local Prospect residents and those from adjoining suburbs and the wider region.  This well-run event also raises funds for a range of charities.  The Great Adelaide Ukulele Picnic is now an established annual event which has found its new home in Prospect’s St Helens Park. Held in December it unites the growing South Australian ukulele community of over 400 participants.