Warrnambool and Moyne Youth Awards

The 2023 Warrnambool & Moyne Youth Awards are on Sunday October 15

The Youth Awards recognise people aged between 12 to 25 who demonstrate the values of Respect, Kindness, Resilience, Responsibility, and Passion.

All community members – coaches, employers, teachers, peers, friends, siblings, grandparents, mentors and so on - are invited to nominate young people they think deserve celebration.

You are encouraged to talk to the young person that you are nominating to make sure you provide as much information as possible in the nomination. Co-writing the nomination with the nominee is allowed.

The awards well presented on Sunday October 15 at Deakin University's Warrnambool campus.

You can watch a livestream of the awards presentation here


Awards Values and Criteria

The Youth Awards are divided into three age categories: 12-15 years; 16-18 years; and 19-25 years. In each age category awards will be given to nominees who have exemplified and demonstrated three of the following values through their efforts, attitude, behaviour and performance.

  • Cooperation
  • Resilience
  • Responsibility
  • Kindness
  • Passion

The Nomination Process

Nominations are made through an online application form. You will be required to supply nominee details including email address and contact phone number.
Young people must be nominated by a community member.

We recommend that you discuss the nomination with the young person who is being nominated. Co-writing the nomination form with the nominee is encouraged.

Once nominations have been submitted, the nominee will receive an email and text message with instructions on how to accept their nomination.

The nominee must accept their nomination to be eligible for the award.

Nominations close Sunday 27th August.

Eligibility Criteria

Nominees must be aged between 12 and 25 during the period July 2022 – August 2023.

Nominees must either live, work, volunteer or study in the Warrnambool and Moyne municipalities.

Applicants who have moved due to study or work commitments are eligible to enter if they have lived, worked, volunteered or studied in the Warrnambool and Moyne Local Government Areas during 2022 - 2023

Emphasis is given to actions, behaviours and achievements that demonstrate the selected values during 2022 – 2023. The nomination can be supported by examples outside of this time period.

Privacy Statement

The personal information requested on the Youth Award nomination form is being collected by Warrnambool City Council for the purpose of the Warrnambool and Moyne Youth Awards or any other directly related purpose. The personal information will also be disclosed to Moyne Shire Council, the Warrnambool & Moyne Youth Award Ambassadors for the purpose of assessing, finalising, and promoting the Warrnambool and Moyne Youth Awards. It will not be disclosed to any other external party without your consent, unless required or authorised by law. If the personal information is not collected, the nominee will be ineligible to participate in the Warrnambool and Moyne Youth Award.

If you wish to alter any of the personal information you have supplied to Warrnambool City Council, please contact Council and ask to speak to Youth Services via 55594800 or email youthservices@warrnambool.vic.gov.au

Like to know more about the Warrnambool and Moyne Youth Awards?

Lauren Brown at Warrnambool City Council on 5559 4800 or email youthservices@warrnambool.vic.gov.au

Rebecca Elmes at Moyne Shire Council on 5568 0555 or email youthawards@info.moyne.vic.gov.au