2019 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.

Read about our inspiring 2018 Award winners here

    ActewAGL Senior Achiever Award

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

LDK logo  LDK Intergenerational Award

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

CapitalChemist  Capital Chemist 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.

15 CORP horizontal logo RGB  GOODWIN Seniors Advocate Award

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

TC FBS    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.


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 2019 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.

Want To Nominate?

Nominations for the 2019 Awards have now closed. 

Want To Attend The Awards?

The Positive Ageing Awards ceremony will be held on Friday 22 March 2019.

Award finalists will be invited to attend (free of charge) but friends and family may wish to purchase a ticket. Download our ticket booking form or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange your ticket. 


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The Positive Ageing Awards Would Not Be Possible Without The Support Of Our Wonderful Sponsors

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  • ACT Seniors Cards
  • ACT Seniors Card Discount Directory
  • The Seniors Information Service
  • Housing Options Advisory Service
  • Information on services for older people and their carers
  • Community education, information sessions and events
  • Community centre hire


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