2018 Positive Ageing Awards

 The Positive Ageing Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding older Canberrans and the individuals and organisations that work with, or for, them.
Anyone can be nominated for an award and the nomination process is free. Nominations close on Friday 22 December.

Award categories

Senior Achiever Award

The Senior Achiever Award recognises the outstanding contribution made by an older person to the Canberra community. 

ActewAGL Intergenerational Award

The Intergenerational Award recognises a person or group who has worked to foster and improve relationships across multiple generations.

Age Friendly Canberra Award

This Award recognises a person or group which has worked to enhance opportunities for seniors to lead full and satisfying lives.

Seniors Advocate Award

The Seniors Advocate Award recognises an outsanding commitment by a person or group in advocating for seniors. 

Transport Services Award

The Transport Servces Award recognises a person or group who, in their professional capacity, has provided outstanding service to older people. 

Award criteria

- How has the nominees work contributed to the ACT community?
- How has the nominees work advanced the health, wellbeing, education or social situation of older person/s?
- The nature and length of activity or service.

Want to nominate?

Fill out our Nomination form below (note: Respondents can only take the survey once per browser, if you would like to make multiple nominations please use the weblink: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RBS5R5X) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your details, the details of the person you are nominating, the Award you'd like to nominate them for, and a brief description of why you are nominating them.
Please note:
All nominators must have permission by the person or team you are nominating to disclose their personal information as part of their entry in the 2018 Positive Ageing Awards. The nominee is required to understand that by this nomination form being submitted, their image and story may be used publicly by COTA ACT to promote the awards program.

No previous winners of a Positive Ageing Award are eligible to be nominated. Unsuccessful past nominees/finalists may be nominated.

Nominations are open to residents of the ACT and surrounds, as long as the service is provided to ACT residents.

The definition of a senior is as follows:
  • Any person aged 60 year or over at the time of nomination
  • Any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander who is 50 years or over at the time of nomination.
A panel of judges will select finalists and winner(s) for each award. The judges reserve the right to accept or reject nominations or to refrain from presenting an award in one or more categories if the standard of submissions is considered to be insufficient.

Judges reserve the right to have an entry considered in an alternative award category if deemed appropriate.



  • ACT Seniors Cards
  • The Seniors Information Line
  • Referrals to community organisations
  • Services for older people and their carers
  • Social Groups & Support Groups


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