Nominate a senior for a state award

The Victorian Senior of the Year Awards 2024 are now accepting nominations.

The awards celebrate older Victorians who are dedicated to improving lives and supporting their communities.

The Nationals’ Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath said it is important our senior citizens are acknowledged for their invaluable community contributions.

“The Victorian Senior of the Year Awards are an important platform to honour and celebrate our older community members as parents, grandparents, carers, mentors, and volunteers.

“Seniors play a pivotal role, generously volunteering their time to assist and uplift others in need.

“As I engage with seniors across the electorate, I am continually inspired by their contributions to community, it is essential we collectively celebrate and acknowledge their effort and impact.”

The Victoria Senior Awards encompass a number of categories including Victorian Senior of Year Award, multiculturalism, healthy and active living, veteran community, ageing well and significant contribution to local communities.

Ms Bath said given that seniors enrich many of our lives and actively contribute to the economy, it would be wonderful to have a local win a state award this year,” said Ms Bath.

“I am strongly encouraging people from eastern Victoria to nominate seniors who are making a significant contribution to our community.”

Nominations are open to individuals aged 60 years or older, or 50 years and older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians.

Criteria for each category can be found online at 

For those preferring a hardcopy of the guidelines and nomination forms, please contact Melina Bath MP’s office on 51747066 or

Applications close 11 August 2024.