2018 Western Australian of the Year Awards




The Western Australian of the Year Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding contribution to our state by those born and bred in Western Australia, or those who have chosen to make Western Australia their home.

The Awards celebrate excellence in business leadership, social entrepreneurship and innovation; improving the profile of WA arts and culture; inspirational role models in the Aboriginal community; positive social, scientific and economic impact; achievement in sport; and improving the lives of young Western Australians and the community as a whole. The seven categories that you can nominate are listed below.

Please read the Conditions Of Entry & Eligibility Criteria before applying which can be found here.

How to Nominate

The online process is very simple and will take just a few minutes. Once you create an account simply fill in your details, select the relevant category, and provide a summary of how the nominee has achieved excellence in the category and contributed to our community (maximum 200 words per summary).

Nominators may make a self-nomination, or nominate on behalf of someone else providing they give their permission. You may also submit multiple nominations for a group of people through your account so keep a record of your log in details.

Nominate online now.

Alternatively, you may download a nomination form here.

Key Dates

Get these key dates in your diary for the 2018 Western Australia of the Year Awards.

  • Nominations close midnight on Friday 2 March 2018.
  • Finalists announced in April 2018.
  • Winners announced at the Western Australian of the Year Awards Gala Dinner on Friday 1 June 2018.


Award Categories

Celebrate WA acknowledges with gratitude and appreciation the substantial support it receives from its major supporters, award sponsors and corporate partners. 

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