First presented in 1973, the WA Citizen of the Year Awards has a rich history of acknowledging Western Australian high achievers across a range of different industries and categories.
In 2012 the awards were renamed The Western Australian of the Year Awards in recognition of their position as awarding the State’s highest honours and into 2013 they celebrate their 41st year.
Designed to represent the ‘best of the best’ the awards reflect the highest level of contribution made to Western Australia by those either born or bred in WA, or those who have chosen to call WA home.
|The award categories include:
- Business and Professions
- Arts and Culture
- Indigenous, and
The Western Australian of the Year will be selected from the winners of the individual categories with the winner automatically submitted into the Australian of the Year.
For further information regarding conditions of entry, eligibility and guidelines click here.
To see the 2012 winners click here.
Gala Presentation and Dinner
The Western Australian of the Year Awards Gala Presentation and Dinner will be held on Saturday 1 June 2013.
Well-known Western Australian entertainer and comedian, Rove McManus, will return home to be the MC for the night and the entertainment will feature both Western Australian and Australian artists.
The Western Australian of the Year Awards Gala Presentation and Dinner was proudly supported by Celebrate WA's partners and Award Sponsors.
Burswood Park Board has proudly supported Celebrate WA and its annual awards for 24 years.
Burswood Park Board is responsible for managing Burswood Park, which comprises of 110 hectares of C class reserve. The Park features picnic spots, barbecues, a children’s playground, 43 hectares of parks and gardens, walking trails and lakes, and is home to one of Perth’s most scenic 18-hole public golf courses. Each year, the Park hosts a range of events and activities, including Movies by Burswood and Carols in the Park, and supports numerous fundraising events.
Burswood Park is also home to one of Perth’s most scenic 18-hole public golf courses. This charming course features nine lakes and two creeks, providing both seasonal and inexperienced golfers with plenty of challenges, and its riverside setting offers spectacular views of the Swan River and Perth’s skyline.
Each year, the Park hosts a range of events and activities, including Movies by Burswood and Carols in the Park, and supports numerous fundraising events.