2020 Positive Ageing Awards

Awards 2020

Senior Achiever Award

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

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

The Age Friendly Canberra 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

-  Significant contribution to the ACT community

-  Acts as an inspiration to others in the community

- The nature and length of activity or service.


The judging panel will also give consideration to the following in assessing and comparing nominations against the above criteria:

- Past achievements and ongoing contribution to the ACT community

- Voluntary work beyond paid employment (where applicable)

- Personal interests and community involvement


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?

Use the embedded SurveyMonkey form below to submit a nomination.
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Want To Attend The Awards?

The Positive Ageing Awards ceremony will be held in late March 2020. 

Award finalists will be invited to attend (free of charge) but friends and family may wish to purchase a ticket. Ticket sales will open in 2020. 



  • 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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