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Volunteers celebrated at Banyule’s 2019 Volunteer Awards

Mon 20 May, 2019

SES Nillumbik Unit

The Banyule Volunteer Awards recognises and celebrates the vital contribution volunteers make to Banyule community.

This year marks the 14th year Council has held the Awards event. A total of 49 individuals and groups were nominated for awards this year and they were recognised at a High Tea on Sunday 19 May.

Banyule Mayor, Cr Wayne Phillips, said that volunteers make a real difference to our community. Much of the work they do goes unseen, but their selfless commitment brings about tremendous benefits to individuals, organisations and the wider community.

“The desire and willingness of Banyule’s volunteers to do good for others or simply lend a hand is at the heart of building our strong and resilient community.”

“I thank all volunteers, their contribution to our community makes a world of difference.” Banyule Mayor, Cr Wayne Phillips said.

The voluntary service performed in Banyule extends across: the arts, education, emergency services, sports, environment, healthcare, community welfare, aged care, disability services, and more.

This year the theme for National Volunteer Week is ‘Making a World of Difference’. It represents the millions of volunteers who make a profound impact in their communities and on society.

List of award recipients for 2019



Highly commended


Samatar Yusuf

Llewellyn Perryman



Catriona Marshall


Bell Bardia Community Meals Project

The Patchwork Gallery Quilt Group


Alice House Home and Garden Care

Victoria State Emergency Service - Nillumbik Unit


Heidelberg Historical Society Weekday Volunteers



Megan Cassidy

Megan Baulch

Life Time

Jan Bryar

Janelle Jackson


David Bryar

Neil Hunt


Margaret Fleming



David McKenzie



Nancy Cornwallis