As part of the Australia Day celebrations, Maroondah City Council held its Citizenship Ceremony and Australia Day Awards at the Karralyka Centre. Under existing legislation, local councils are responsible for conducting citizenship ceremonies, providing new Australian citizens with often their first formal contact with local government.
In addition to welcoming new citizens, Maroondah provides Australia Day Awards to acknowledge the dedication of volunteers under the categories of Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year. The high calibre of the nominations demonstrates the strong sense of community that exists within Maroondah.
Congratulations to Maroondah’s new residents and the volunteers who nominated for the Australia Day Awards.