Youth Awards

Since 2006, the Macedon Ranges Youth Awards have been an annual event dedicated to acknowledging and celebrating the incredible work, kindness, stories, achievements and success of young people in the Macedon Ranges.

The awards recognise the significant contribution young people make to society, and encourage young people to strive for their best and continue doing what they love and enjoy!

Congratulations to the winner of the 2023 awards who were announced at a live event on Thursday 10 August in Kyneton.


Young people who show real character and perseverance, especially in the face of adversity.

Winner: Toby Birkett

Skilling It

Young people excelling in a mentorship program, workplace or business.

Winners: Casey Carew & Akira Zutelia

Good Deeds

Young people who give their time and energy to activities that support the wellbeing of another individual, group or community.

Winner: Alexander O’Hanlon

Pure Imagination

Young people pursuing their passion for creativity through the arts.

Winner: Charlie Jackman

Nicely Played

Young people kicking recreational and physical activity goals.

Winner: Lachlan Goodes

Well Aware

Young people who shine light on important issues or social causes and raises awareness in the community.

Winner: Cameron Palmer