Constable Peter Ball was stationed at Gosnells Police Station and was on duty on 6 August 1998 when he was run down by a car while chasing a suspected car thief in Cannington. Peter died in hospital the next day, leaving behind a young wife and his 18 month old daughter.

Tributes and support from police and the public followed. Peter was given a State Funeral and memorial services are held each year to commemorate him. Memorial rose gardens were also established at the Gosnells and Cannington Police Stations, where he had worked.

The award aims to recognise young people, youth groups or organisations that have; improved safety or promoted the prevention of crime, enhanced the profile of young people and increased opportunities for young people.

Who is Eligible?

  • Young people, or a group of young people, aged 12 to 25, living in the City
  • Not-for-profit organisations or groups supporting youth activities in the City.

Prize: $1,000 + plaque


Entries can be submitted any time during the year with submissions closing at the end of September. Award presentations will take place on Australia Day (26 January) each year.

Nominated projects must be operating during the past 2 years. A summary of the project should be outlined in no more than 500 words for each question and where applicable, include supporting material such as photos, media clippings, pamphlets etc. 

Applications will only be eligible for one category per program. Previous winners are not eligible to nominate the same project for a period of 3 years.