NTNomineeYoung Australian of the Year2021
Nicole Civitarese is a young woman committed to making positive contributions to her community. Throughout COVID-19, she used her social media platforms to share crucial and lifesaving information with the community – helping ensure public safety and wellbeing.
After Tennant Creek’s only supermarket burned down, Nicole participated in the delivery of essential food supplies to vulnerable community members. This was particularly helpful for senior Indigenous residents, who found it hard to get groceries or who were worried about the risks of COVID-19.
Nicole has held leadership positions and volunteered for many community organisations, including the local Lions Club, the Country Women’s Association, and the Tennant Creek Show Society. As secretary of the Tennant Creek RSL Sub Branch and member of the NT Veteran Affairs Ministerial Advisory Council, she is a powerful advocate for supporting service, ex-service, and veteran community personnel while also facilitating broader community conversations about military service.
In August 2020, Nicole raised thousands of dollars for breast cancer research. Her hard work and dedication were recognised with the 2019 NT Young Achiever Somerville Community Service Award.