Constable Peter Ball

Constable Peter Ball Memorial Youth Award

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.

This award is presented in memory of Constable Peter Ball, who lived and worked in Gosnells. It recognises young people or groups who contribute to crime prevention and community safety, and increase opportunities for young people.

2018 winner –Elizabeth Gibson

Elizabeth Gibson has been part of the Gosnells Youth Advisory Council, now known as Young Changemakers, for nearly seven years. During this time, she was struck down by a car while crossing the road, resulting in an acquired brain injury. Since her accident, Ms Gibson has been determined to spread the word about road safety among her peers, including involvement in the City's Roadwise program and recently speaking to school students at a 2018 World Day of Remembrance service.

Constable Peter Ball Memorial Youth Award

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
  • Increased opportunities for young people

Who is Eligible?

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

Prize: $1,000.00 + 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. A separate application form is required for each entry. Previous winners are not eligible to nominate the same project for a period of 3 years. 

Mail to:

Safe City – Constable Peter Ball Memorial Youth Award 
City of Gosnells
PO Box 662
Gosnells WA 6990

If you have any questions about the Safe City Awards please contact Safe City on 9391 6022 or email Safe City.

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