Community Service Awards

Nominations are now open for 2023 Community Service Awards. To submit a nomination please click on the below link or contact the Shire Administration Office on 9671 2500 or for a copy of the nomination form. 

Submissions must be submitted no later than 4.00PM Friday 2nd December 2022.

Categories of Nomination:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Event of the Year
  • Community Group of the Year


Guidelines for Nominations

Community Citizen of the Year 2022

Let's Reflect, Respect and Celebrate community contribution across our state on Australia Day.  We're all part of the story.

Citizen of the Year

William 'Bill' Bynon

Bill and Hazel moved to Wongan Hills in 1962 where they purchased the Butcher Shop and Abattoir. For every couple that got married, Bill would gift them a meat hamper as a wedding present...this was the start of Bills community giving. Bill was one of the founding members of the Wongan Hills APEX group and was the President between 1966-1967. Bill and Hazel made huge contributions for fundraising money to build the kindergarten, which is now know as the Elizabeth Telfer building. Bill was also instrumental in raising funds for the St Johns Ambulance in 1971, to purchase their Holden 1 Tonne Ute and convert it into an ambulance. Bill did many other incredible things during his life of living in Wongan being heavily involved in the Football Club, Rotary Club and a keen bowler. Bill and Hazel started the Rotary Seniors Christmas Party 28 years ago and massively contributed to the community spirit that we still see today. Wongan Hills was lucky to have gained such a wonderful community member in 1962.

Young Citizen of the Year

Sarah Peters

Sarah moved to Wongan Hills in 2017 as the Phys Ed teacher at the WHDHS. During her time in Wongan, Sarah was actively involved in the coaching and development of the Swimming, Netball and Basketball Clubs in the community. Sarah was the head coach and a committee member of the Wongan Hills Swimming Club and volunteered lots of her time towards this. Sarah is always dedicated to going to courses in her own time and at her own expense to upskill in order to keep our kids as well developed as possible. Sarah actively contributed to many of the sporting clubs through coaching and playing, is a member of various committees and is always available to assist the clubs in any way she can. Sarah is an outstanding young citizen.

Community Group of the Year

Wonga Balli Boomer Volunteers

Wonga Balli Boomer commenced publication in 1996 with a team of founding volunteers. Over the years the volunteers have come and gone and eventually the Boomer was handed over to the CRC guardianship. The CRC and a contingent of volunteers continue to keep this publication alive by assisting with putting the magazine together on printing day and writing articles. We are very proud and thankful for everyone’s efforts over the last 26 years to produce the Wonga Balli Boomer as one of the few remaining truly local community papers.

Event of the Year

Golf WA Provincial Tournament

From 9-11 July 2021 Wongan Hills Golf Club hosted the Golf WA Provincial Golf Tournament. This tournament is a very prestigious event on the ladies golfing calendar and has been running since 1984. The three day event attracted 96 players to our town from all over Western Australia. This award is a fitting acknowledgement and expression of gratitude to the Wongan Hills Golf Club as well as its volunteers and sponsors as a whole for what was a very successful event for the club and the community.