Council’s Annual Awards recognise the outstanding contributions of individuals, volunteers, organisations or groups and their contribution to Maitland. There are six categories:
- Citizen of the Year
Awarded to an individual for their contribution to Maitland or broader society in a single year or across multiple years of service.
- Young Citizen of the Year
Awarded to an individual under the age of 25 years as of 26 January 2023 for their contribution to the Maitland or broader society in a single year or across multiple years of service.
- Sportsperson of the Year
Recognises an individual for their significant achievement and contribution in a non-professional sporting field within the Maitland community for the previous 12 months.
- Creative Arts Person of the Year
Recognises the creative expression of an individual through art, writing, music or movement within the Maitland community.
- City of Maitland Medal (Volunteer Group or Organisation)
Awarded to a Maitland focused organisation or group for outstanding voluntary service to Maitland and its citizens as a whole.
- City of Maitland Service Award (Individual volunteer)
Awarded to an individual who has provided outstanding voluntary service to the Maitland community.
Nominations are now open for 2023, and close Sunday 26 November 2023.
Contact the Office of the General Manager for more information.
Freeman of the City
The honour of Freeman of the City is awarded to individuals who have provided the highest level of service.
It may be awarded for the most distinguished and illustrious achievement and merit of the highest order for service in Maitland, Australia or humanity.
Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame celebrates outstanding achievements and contributions of individuals from all spheres of the community who have made a difference in diverse fields and areas of endeavour.
To be eligible, nominees must have a strong association with the Maitland local government area, have made a significant contribution to their field of endeavour and be a source of civic pride and inspiration.