Annual Pioneers Luncheon and WA Day Citizen

About the Annual Pioneers Luncheon

The Annual Pioneers Luncheon acknowledges and celebrates the contribution made by long-term residents to the growth and development of the City. It is an opportunity to reminisce and celebrate with friends.

To be on the guest list, you must have lived in the City of Cockburn continuously for over 60 years and be a current resident. Please complete an Application to the Guest List below.

The Annual Pioneers Luncheon is held in late May/early June each year.

Cockburn WA Day Award


The City would like to hear about people who have helped Cockburn become the thriving and progressive community that it is today; people who have been responsible for some aspect of the development of Cockburn, either physically, culturally or socially.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nominee is an Australian Citizen
  • Nominee was born in Western Australia or was born elsewhere in Australia or overseas and has relocated to Western Australia
  • Nominee must currently reside in the City of Cockburn
  • Nominee is over 18 years of age as at 3 June 2024
  • Nominee is not a current sitting Member of Parliament (State or Federal) or a Vice-Regal Officer
  • Nominee has not previously won the same Award(s) for which they are being nominated
  • Nominee can not be an organisation, group or people or couple.

If you know of someone, including those with close historical links to the City, enter them as a nominee for the annual Cockburn WA Day Award.


The winner will receive a prize of $400 and a commemorative certificate. The person who nominates the winner will receive a prize of $100.

How to nominate

Complete our online WA Day Award Nomination Form or hard copy nomination form (below) with a brief summary of your nominee’s achievements and contributions towards the development of the City. Nominations must be received by the first week of May.

More information and contact

For more information on the Pioneers Luncheon or the WA Day Award, contact the Events Coordinator on 08 9411 3444 or at [email protected]. The recipient of the annual Cockburn WA Day Award is announced at the Pioneers Luncheon.



City of Cockburn
Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

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Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaditj boodjar kep wer kaadidjiny kalyakool yoodaniny, wer koora wer yeyi ngalak Birdiya koota-djinanginy.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for Country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past and present.