Nominations for the Victorian Young Achiever Awards are now open and we want our local young achievers of Calwell to be recognised! Maria Vamvakinou MP, Federal Member for Calwell, encourages all residents to nominate a local young person into the Victorian Young Achiever Awards.

"It’s important to recognise and reward our young Victorian achievers because it will encourage them to continue making such significant contributions to their local community,” said Ms Vamvakinou.

Nominations are being sought in the following categories:

    • Bartercard Online Achievement Award
    • Saward Dawson Community Service and Social Impact Award
    • The Victorian Government Group Achievement in the Community Award
    • The Coffee Club Arts and Fashion Award
    • Berry Street Create Change Award
    • Academy Graphics Regional Achiever Award
    • Kangan Institute Inspirational TAFE Student Award
    • Royal Flying Doctors Service Victoria Regional and Rural Health Award
    • First National Real Estate Leadership Awards

The Awards will culminate with a Gala Presentation Dinner on Friday 18 May 2018 at Flemington – The Event Centre. Category winners will each receive $1,000 into an account in their name from Bank of Melbourne; a $1,000 Bartercard Account and a magnificent trophy. One of the ten category winners will be chosen as the Victorian Young Achiever of the Year and will receive a $2,000 flight voucher from Jetstar and a State trophy.

To submit a nomination, simply go online to and click ‘Nominate Now.’ Nominations close Monday 18 December 2017. For assistance please feel free to contact the Awards Office on 9720 1638 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.