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The Shire of Exmouth acknowledges the value and important contribution volunteering makes to the social, cultural, economic and environmental wellbeing of Exmouth and recognises community volunteers who inspire and promote the spirit of volunteerism through their exemplary endeavours.

Community members, organisations and sporting clubs are encouraged to nominate volunteers and high achieving sportspeople from the Exmouth community who deserve recognition for their inspiring and exemplary voluntary contributions during the preceding year.

2019 Award Categories:

  • Volunteer of the Year - Presented to an individual who has made an exemplary voluntary contribution and who through their volunteering has made a significant impact on the Exmouth community.
  • Young Volunteer of the Year - Presented to a young person (under 25 years old) who has made a significant contribution and who through their volunteering has positively impacted on the local Exmouth community.
  • Shire of Exmouth Exceptional Service Award - This award recognises an individual who has made an exemplary long-term contribution to volunteering and who through their volunteering has demonstrated inspiring qualities and leadership resulting in the enhancement of the Exmouth community.
  • Committee Person of the Year - Presented to a committee member who has demonstrated leadership and good practice in the management of their organisation or club.
  • Santos Sports Star of the Year - This award celebrates an individual for their outstanding sporting achievements.
  • RAC Association, Club or Event of the Year - Presented to a club, community organisation or event that has provided innovative leadership and through good practice in volunteering brings about positive and enduring benefits to the Exmouth community.

For more information on award criteria, please read the 2019 Nomination Kit.



To submit a nomination, please read the award criteria in the nomination kit and complete the nomination form online through the survey monkey below. If you are unable to submit a nomination online please contact the Shire to obtain a hard copy version. To be considered, all nomination forms must be received by the Shire of Exmouth before the closing date: 4PM, Friday, 5 April 2019.


Presentation of awards

The award winners will be announced at the Shire of Exmouth Community Volunteer and Sporting Awards 2019 Presentation dinner on Thursday 16 May 2019 at the Ningaloo Centre. Event information and ticket purchase will be available early April 2019. You can also follow the Shire on facebook for updates on the awards -  https://www.facebook.com/shireofexmouth/

If you have any questions, please contact the Shire of Exmouth Community Development Officer, email: cdo@exmouth.wa.gov.au or call 9949 3000.