Connected communities contain a diverse range of physical, human, social and economic capital. Working together, connecting with each other, to the place in which we live, to the spaces in which we work and play is vital to build a connected and strong community.
Creating a more connected community will improve the social wellbeing of the community as a whole. Fundamental to this
concept is promoting the value of active citizenship to the community, and, enabling people to connect to opportunities and to volunteering.
Freeman of the City is the highest award Council can bestow.
The Freeman of the City title is an honour bestowed upon citizens who have made significant achievements and dedicated service to the community over their lifetime. This prestigious award is extended exclusively to those who have shown outstanding, ongoing
and extensive community involvement.
The first freeman was honoured by the City in 1966. In July 2019, ten City of Kalamunda residents were bestowed this award.
The list of recipients for this award to date are:
Local hero’s connect and help our community, so let's celebrate the work they do!
The Local Hero Awards are a celebration of those people within our community who give so much to help others, who are passionate about making a difference, freely volunteering to help and protect our community.
Each month, a deserving nominee is selected for the Local Hero of the Month Award, providing wide recognition for an active community member. The monthly awards will culminate at the Annual Thank a Volunteer Ceremony (held in December)
at which the Local Hero of the Year Award will be presented. Nominations will be accepted throughout the year.
The City of Kalamunda, in partnership with Forrestfield and High Wycombe Community Bank Branches of the Bendigo Bank are proud to recognise and celebrate those who freely give to our community.
Find out more how to nominate via our Engage.Kalamunda portal
This is your opportunity to tell us your story about your wonderful neighbour! Why do they make you feel connected to your place, what are the good deeds they have done, what do they share with you?
We lead such busy lifestyles and often don't have the opportunity to thank our neighbours. Good Neighbours showcases local stories of everyday people, doing good in their hood!
Let’s get connected with the good deeds of your neighbour and let’s tell the town how wonderful they are! Submit your story of your good neighbour (must be a Resident in the City of Kalamunda)
The City has developed Hello Neighbour Cards to download to reach out to your neighbours Hello Neighbour Cards If you would like hard copies, please contact the Community Development Officer - Inclusive Communities on 9257 9999.
Recognises the achievement of local athletes who have represented their state or country in their chosen sport.
The City of Kalamunda proudly assists and supports local families and their athletes financially in their elite sports pursuits.
Find out more this community funded opportunity here
Engage Kalamunda - Kalamunda Connected
Community Support & Services
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.