Final call for Vic Seniors of the Year

People are encouraged to get their nominations in for Victorian Senior of the Year Awards as voting closes this Friday.

The awards celebrate the achievements of older Victorians, who since turning 60 years old, have made all kinds of significant contributions to our communities.

If you know someone who deserves recognition for their outstanding contribution to a local community, nominate them for the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards.

Nominees will be assessed on:

• How they are making a difference to community wellbeing.

• Their good standing in the community.

• How their positive attitude to ageing inspires others.

Who is eligible for the awards?

To be eligible for these awards, the nominee must be an Australian citizen, a resident of Victoria and be aged 60 years or over. Nominees will be assessed on their contribution and achievements since reaching the age of 60.

How can I submit a nomination?

You can submit a nomination electronically using an online nomination system or submit a nomination by downloading, completing and posting the Victorian Senior of the Year Information and Nomination Form.

Alternately, call Seniors Information Victoria on 1300 135 090 (local call cost) to request a nomination form to be sent to you.

Step-by-step guide to making a nomination

  • Chose how you will submit a nomination.
  • Keep in mind the selection criteria.
  • Describe how your nominee makes a difference to community wellbeing through their service to social, cultural or civic life.
  • How has their positive attitude to ageing inspired others?
  • Gather up to 10 pieces of supporting information about your nominee such as awards and media articles.
  • Attach at least two letters in support of the nomination from colleagues, beneficiaries or community members.

Nominations close this Friday (20 July 2012). Winners will be acknowledged at a special reception on 5 October 2012, leading into this year’s Victorian Seniors Festival. Visit the 2012 Awards page for details.