Awards and Ceremonies

Australia Day Awards

The City of Newcastle Australia Day Awards are our opportunity to celebrate the extraordinary things we can do and are presented on Australia Day every year.

Australia Day Award recipients 1999 to present

Each year at the Australia Day Awards we announce the Newcastle Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Group of the Year. Here are some of the people, groups and events that have been recognised in recent years.

Freeman of the City Recipients

The honour of Freeman of the City is awarded to individuals who have provided the highest level of service to Newcastle.

Citizenship Ceremonies

Before you can become an Australian citizen you need to first contact the federal Department of Immigration and Border Protection to find out if you meet the criteria.

The City of Newcastle Ambassador Program

On 27 July 2017, a Lord Mayoral Minute was presented to The City of Newcastle Councillors regarding the establishment of a Newcastle Ambassador Program.