Meet our 2023 Citizen of the Year Award winner

Each year, Brimbank City Council recognises and celebrates our most inspiring individuals on Australia Day for their exceptional contribution and outstanding service to the local community.

This year, we are thrilled to announce the winner of the 2023 Citizen of the Year Award at the Brimbank Australia Day Awards Ceremony is Poonam Singh.

Meet the winner

Poonam Singh

Poonam is dedicated to supporting and empowering the community particularly local migrant women and vulnerable people experiencing domestic violence.

Poonam is the founder and director of ‘Women of Brimbank’, a non-profit women’s organisation providing programs and events for the community. As a respected community leader, she also lends support to numerous other organisations in Brimbank, including Kororoit Creek, SCATS, and Polish clubs, and is known as an inspiring leader and pillar of strength for the local Indian community.

Despite her busy schedule, Poonam continues to operate a driving school business opening pathways for women to secure employment and independence while breaking down gender barriers as a bus driver. Poonam provides safe spaces, taught skills to women from third-world nations, and assisted people experiencing domestic violence.

With a drive and determination to see community thrive, Poonam has planned numerous occassions for women, including dancing events, Diwali, Holi, and Christmas. She also arranged events during the COVID-19 pandemic to help and inspire people to feel better.

Her passion and determination to assist, motivate and support others demonstrates why she is held in high regard in the community and the 2023 Brimbank Australia Day Citizen of the Year.
Visit Council’s website for more on all the Awards program.

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