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Volunteers are the heart and soul of our communities. This category recognises the individuals and groups who dedicate their time, passion and energy to improve the health and wellbeing of their community.


2022 winner for the Community Legend Award

Annie Vickers-Willis

Women On Walks

Finalists walking

Annie Vickers-Willis spends 30-35 hours every week organising and inspiring other women to walk through her passion project 'Women On Walks'.

Women On Walks


2022 finalists for the Community Legend Award

Kevin McMahon

St Mary's Sporting Club

Headshot of Kevin McMahon

Kevin has had a long association with the club, as a senior and junior football (current games record holder) and numerous voluntary roles to be recognised and celebrated (coach, runner, club umpire, bar manager, currently club manager). He is known for his relentless focus on club culture.

St Mary's Sporting Club


Ready, Set, Prep! Community Champions

Merri Health

Group photo of Ready Steady Prep participants on stairway with mural of plants

This group of 10 passionate women are volunteer Community Champions for the Ready, Set, Prep! intiative that connects newly arrived and culturally diverse families to health services and information.

Ready, Set, Prep!


Sean Mathews

Victoria Walks

Sean Mathews on a bush walk

Sean Mathews inspires and connects his community through his extensive volunteer work mapping walking trails for Victoria Walks' Walking Maps website where in just 2 years he has mapped and described almost 100 walks.

Walking Maps


Shae Wilson

Sale's Seed Lakeside Community Garden Incorporated

Sale's Seed Lakeside Community Garden Incorporated

For close to 10 years, Shae has been thinking about, planning and working on establishing the community garden in Sale - a thriving community space. Shae is the former and first president of the Seed Lakeside Community Garden Committee, and has volunteered since before it even began.

Seed Community Garden

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Artwork by Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022

VicHealth acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land. We pay our respects to all Elders past, present and future.

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Artwork Credit: Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022, acrylic on canvas. Learn more about this artwork.