Wollongong City Council is calling for nominations for next year's Australia Day awards, which recognise the city's most community-minded residents.
As in previous years residents can nominate people for categories including Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Cultural Award, Community Award and Sports Award.
Additionally, the council has established a new senior citizen category for 2014.
Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said the awards were a chance to celebrate Wollongong's community heroes.
"This is your chance to nominate your community hero, the person who unfailingly gives their time each year to help others in the community, those sports people or administrators who act as advocates for their sport, or that young person who is rising above their peers," he said.
"In recognition of those seniors who contribute to the welfare of older people in our community, we have also introduced a new category, Senior Citizen of the Year, for 2014."
Nominations for all categories close on December 5.
The award winners will be announced at an Australia Day dinner on January 23, and will also participate in the annual celebrations at Belmore Basin on January 26.