Geelong Father of the Year Award

The Geelong Father of the Year Award is a partnership between Bethany Community Support, the Rotary Club of Geelong and the Geelong Advertiser.  

The Award invites children to explain why they believe their father – or any special man in their life – deserves the title of Geelong’s Father of the Year.

This is a unique celebration of the special role that men play in families and the community, as viewed through the eyes of children. Each year we receive hundreds of nominations from children representing schools across the Greater Geelong region.

Children are encouraged to consider the values of positive role models, and think about how their ‘special bloke’ is respectful and caring.

Nominations for the 2018 Geelong Father of the Year Award are open from Monday 16 July to Monday 13 August.

This year’s Geelong Father of the Year will receive a great prize package which includes:

  • A family holiday to Queensland, valued at $2,500 (kindly donated by the Rotary Club of Geelong)
  • A family membership for Swim, Sport and Leisure Centres, valued at $1,788 (kindly donated by the City of Greater Geelong)
  • A framed family portrait courtesy of the Geelong Advertiser
  • A year’s supply of dapper men’s socks courtesy of SIRSOCK
  • The child who writes the winning nomination will receive a $200 Bendigo Bank Savings Account

All schools who participate in this year’s Award will go in the draw to win one of three prizes, donated by Maxwell Collins.


Nomination form (please complete this form and attach it to your written nomination)

Information sheet

Resources for teachers



The Geelong Father of the Year will be announced at a breakfast event to be held on Friday 31 August (7:30-9am) in the President’s Room at the GMHBA Stadium (Geelong Football Club).

The breakfast provides a great morning of networking, inspiration and reflection.

MC: Ian Cover (ABC’s Coodabeen Champions)

With Special Guest Speaker: Jelena Dokic

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For more information please call Kirsten on (03) 5278 8122 or download a flier here.


Thank you to our program partners:



Thank you to our major sponsor:





Thank you to our silver sponsor:




Thank you to our prize sponsors: