Community Achievement Awards for NSW & the ACT



  1. Entry is free. Eligibility for entry is dependent on the award category and may be open to businesses, groups, organisations and/or individuals.
  2. Nominees must be residing in NSW or the ACT for a minimum of 2 years (unless a permanent resident currently working, studying or pursuing your profession elsewhere), or the nomination activity must be specific to NSW or the ACT
  3. Each nominee can enter a maximum of two categories only.
  4. All guidelines should be addressed in your online nomination. Supporting documents and photographs should be attached to your nomination if relevant.
  5. All nomination information, photos and supporting material may be used by the Awards office for promotional purposes.
  6. Nominees agree to media publicity and promotion associated with the Awards nomination, including any photos submitted or taken at the Awards Presentation ceremony.
  7. Nominations close on Wednesday 21 August 2024.
  8. Nominees who are selected as Finalists should endeavour to attend the Gala Awards Presentation Dinner on Friday 1 November 2024. Inability to attend does not disqualify entry.
  9. Previous winners of the Community Achievement Awards are not eligible to nominate again in an Award category they have already won.


  1. Complete the official nomination form.
  2. Review the general information and category guidelines.
  3. Using the category guidelines determine the most suitable category (nominees may enter more than one category, however, we require a separate application for each nomination).
  4. Your nomination should address the guidelines listed for the relevant Award category. The nomination should clearly demonstrate the achievements of the nominee. NOTE: there is a 700 word limit per question.
  5. Check all guidelines to ensure you do not miss out important points.
  6. Upload at least one headshot of the nominee, or for groups/organisations a photo showing the people involved or activity undertaken.
  7. Upload copies of relevant newspaper articles, awards, certificates, photographs, etc. They need to be recent, clear and relevant to your application. NOTE: there is a limit of 10 attachments and a 3MB size limit per attachment.
  8. Contact the Awards office on 1300 735 445 if you have any questions or email for further information.