This is the first year the Shire has created categories for nominees.
There are six categories volunteers can be nominated for: community/other groups, environment/arts, school groups (including P&C volunteers), sporting groups and emergency services.
The sixth category is the Lifetime Contributor, recognising a volunteer who has continuously volunteered with any one or multiple organisations for many years.
Shire President Helen Dullard said it was a fantastic way to give recognition to local volunteers.
�The Shire�s Thank a Volunteer Day is now a well-known event where local volunteers are thanked for their tireless service in our community,� she said.
The Shire last year received 54 nominations from 43 organisations.
A ceremony will be held in late November to honour the volunteers. Nominations close September 25, for more call 9290 6773.