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2017 Volunteer Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Banyule Volunteer Awards.

The awards recognise and honour outstanding individuals and groups who have contributed significantly to the development of their organisation, the Banyule community and have had a positive impact on the quality of life of residents in Banyule.

Volunteer categories comprise: Individual, Young, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Multicultural, Community Group, and Good Neighbour.

The awards will be presented at The Centre Ivanhoe on Wednesday 10 May 2017 during National Volunteers Week.

Start a nomination now, with guidelines available for download via the link on the right.

Nominations for the Volunteer Awards, and the 2017 Citizen of the Year Award, close at midnight on Tuesday 14 March 2017.

For more information, call Karen Molinaro on 9457 9955



Nominations for the awards need to be made online. If you don't have access to a computer or need some assistance with the application, there are a number of locations within Banyule who can assist with Free Internet Access and computer assistance.

A number of Community organisations can assist with internet access. Venues /opening times are listed here:


155 Oriel Road, Heidelberg West. 9248 8000

Monday – Friday 11.00am – 3.00pm
(this group can assist you to set up an email address)

Diamond Valley Community Support

Shop 378 A, Level 3 Greensborough Plaza, Greensborough

Monday – Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm



Yarra Plenty Regional Library

Library membership is required; computers can be booked in advance.

Ivanhoe Library

255 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe.
Tel: 9497 5780

Mon- Thurs 10.00am – 8.30pm
Fri & Sat: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sun: 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Rosanna Library

72 Turnham Avenue, Rosanna
Tel: 9459 6171

Mon - Thurs: 10.00am – 8.30pm
Fri & Sat: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Watsonia Library


4 Ibbottson St, Watsonia.
Tel: 9435 2397

Mon - Thurs: 10.00am – 8.30pm
Fri & Sat: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sun: 1.00pm – 5.00pm


Making a nomination

Applications must be made online through SmartyGrants on the Banyule City Council website: .Please note: to apply through SmartyGrants you will need an email address. If your email account has been registered with SmartyGrants previously and you have forgotten your password, are having difficulties logging in or registering a new account please contact the SmartyGrants helpdesk on 9320 6888.

It is preferable to use a group email address rather than a personal one for your SmartyGrants application to ensure that future emails are received by the group. This email address will be used for all future correspondence regarding the nomination

Help for applicants

For help or for more information regarding the Volunteer nominations please contact Karen Molinaro on 9457 9955

If your hearing or speech is impaired you can call us through the National Relay Service on 133 677 (TTY) or 1300 555 727 ordinary handset and ask for 9490 4222. If you need an interpreter please contact TIS National on 131 450 and ask to be connected to Banyule City Council on 9490 4222.