We are delighted to announce the winners of the Viva Energy Community Legend Awards for 2022.

Libby Bate

The Community Legend of the Year

$5,000 individual prize + $10,000 for Cancer After Care Group Geelong


Jess Johns

The Rising Star Award Winner

$3,000 individual prize + $5,000 for South Barwon Football & Netball Club


Damian McKeegan

People’s Choice Winner

$3,000 individual prize + $5,000 for Geelong Youth Engagement


Sincerest congratulations to our other finalists, who each won $1,500 plus $3,000 for the organisations they support:

Bobby Hayes

for Lions Club of Lara


Damon Veitch

EdConnect Australia


Karen Knuckey

Story Dogs


Susan Eyton

Lions Club of Lara

Geoff Thompstone

Jan Juc Surf Lifesaving Club


Margaret Markovic

Road Trauma Families Victoria


Kerry Irwin

Christ Church Community Meals Program

Viva Energy would like to thank the Greater Geelong community for getting behind the Community Legends awards and recognising the unsung heroes that help make Geelong a better place to live.

The Community Legends Awards will be back in 2024 to celebrate another group of Geelong’s unsung heroes!