On 1 July 1851, Victoria was declared a separate colony to New South Wales.  The Ferntree Gully and Rowville Electorates Victoria Day Awards help define, encourage and reinforce local aspirations, ideals and standards by identifying role models.

To celebrate the anniversary of Victoria Day locally, invitations are sent to community groups located within the Ferntree Gully and Rowville electorates encouraging the organisations to select one member from within their organisation to receive a Victoria Day Award.

The award ceremony held on 1st July each year, is an opportunity for community groups to recognise, celebrate and say ‘thank you’ to those who make a significant difference to our community, those who achieve their best and those who assist others.

Congratulations to this years 33 very worthy volunteers recognised for community service and their dedication to Knox.

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Gary Bass Ferntree Gully Football Club
Wendy Bliss Ferntree Gully Netball Club
Andrew Breeden – Walton 1st Rowville Scout Group 
Eric Butterfield Knox & District Woodworkers Club
Rod Canobie Boronia RSL (Sub-Branch) Inc.
Tania Challis Rowville Primary School
Miriam Cormack Knox BMX Club
Barry Cornell Wantirna Tennis Club
Craig Douglas Scoresby Wantirna Sth Tennis Club
Tim Edwards Upper Gully Junior Football Club
Mark Flanders Knox Obedience Dog Club
Helen Ford Ferntree Gully Town Club
Keith Gay Knox Little Athletics Club
Belinda Gresen – Harris Knox Girl Guides
Leanne Harvey Park Ridge PS. Parent & Citizens Assoc.
Joan Heydon Ferntree Gully Friends of Red Cross
Rob James Rowville Lysterfield Community News
Inta Jaunzemis Knox Historical Society Inc.
Vivek Kataria Sant Nirankari Mandal Australia
Patricia Kolec Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church (Knox)
Teresa Koronczewski Eastern Districts Polish Association
Krystyna Mrozik Polish Senior Citizens Club
Barbara Oehring Ferntree Gully News
Johann Poppenbeck Knox Churches Soccer Club
Ramon Relph Boronia CFA
William Rule Knoxfield 55 Plus Club
Christine Smith Rowville Community Kitchen
Alex Sully Hungarian Community Co-Op Assoc.
Ethel Sully Hungarian Community Co-Op Assoc.
David Thorn Knox Obedience Dog Club
Gordon Veerasawmy St Vincent De Paul Society, FTG
Nina Wai Knox Chinese Elderly Citizens Club Inc.
Jeanette Windahl Ferntree Gully North Primary School