“The awards are a testament to the leadership qualities and achievements of individuals who live locally but whose actions have influenced the wider community.
“Nominees may have achieved excellence in their chosen field, made a significant contribution to the local or Australian community or been an inspirational role-model to others.
“I encourage all Canberrans to nominate someone extraordinary for the Australian of the Year awards.
“The winners of the ACT Awards go on to represent the Territory at a national level and will be announced as part of our Australia Day celebrations,” Mr Stanhope said.
Nominations are open in four categories: the Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Australia’s Local Hero Awards.
There’s an online form for nominating but share with us who you’re putting up and why!