Toodyay Citizenship Awards

The Shire of Toodyay has awarded Toodyay Citizenship Awards annually since 1985. Initially, the awards were not presented on Australia Day, but at other significant community events such as the Newcastle Ball (1986), the Youth Ball (1987) and the Newcastle Bicentennial Ball (1988). In 1990, the awards were first presented on Australia Day, and this tradition has continued since then.

Photo caption: Shire of Toodyay Citizenship Award Honour Boards. (Photo: Beth Frayne, 2017)

Doreen Watson was recognised as the inaugural Toodyay Australian Citizen of the Year, having been sponsored by the Toodyay Society, of which she was an inaugural member.

Honour Boards:

The Shire of Toodyay has two honour boards relating to the Toodyay Citizenship Awards.

The earlier board is headed: Toodyay Australia Day Committee, and lists the Senior and Junior Citizen awardees, from 1985-2008. Below these names have been added the winners of the Community Group or Event award, from 2000 to 2008.

The later board is headed: Toodyay Australia Day Awards, and lists Citizen, Junior Citizen, and Community Group or Event awardees, from 2009 to 2017 (as at 2018).

Event locations:

Toodyay Memorial Hall (1986-1988)

Toodyay Showgrounds (1990-1998, 2001, 2008, 2020)

Duidgee Park (1999-2000, 2002-2007, 2009-2019)

Toodyay Recreation Centre (2021)

Read more about these Awards in the pdf file below.

File date: 25 Jan. 2022. Access: Public