Australia Day Award Recipients - 2024

This year I attended the Australia Day Citizenship Ceremonies held at Holdfast Bay and West Torrens Council's.

Both ceremonies also recognised their Australia Day Award recipients for their outstanding voluntary contributions to the community.

This year saw two excellent volunteer members of the Glenelg Surf Life Saving Club be recognised for their work in our community by the City of Holdfast Bay

Peter Tidswell was named as Citizen of the Year

Pete is a legend of the Glenelg Surf Lifesaving Club and has been a crucial part of the growth of the Club, by increasing the professionalism and profile of the Club in our community.

Josh Warne was also recognised with the Young Citizen of the Year award.

Last summer Josh spent around 360 hours on patrol and in emergency operations with the Club, and also volunteered on New Year’s Eve keeping partygoers at Glenelg safe around the water.

In the City of West Torrens, Novar Gardens resident Brenton Gill was awarded the Citizen of the Year Award

Brenton was recognised for his work as a Justice of the Peace for over 50 years – an amazing achievement

I would also like to acknowledge Glengowrie local, Jessica Williams, for being a co-recipient of the City of Marion’s Young Citizen of the Year

A young Indian immigrant, Jessica was recognised for her work establishing Small World Networking, which aims to assist newcomers in Marion by connecting them to vital services.

Congratulations to all award recipients!

Australia Day Award Recipients - 2024