Nominate a local young achiever

Youth achiever

Nominations for the NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards are now open and we want our local young achievers to be recognised!

Cr Brian Petschler, Mayor, The Council of the Municipality of Kiama encourages residents to nominate a local young person up to the age of 29 for the NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards.

“We have so many young people doing a great deal to make our community a better place to live. I encourage individuals, businesses and community organisations/groups to nominate a great young role model who is making a real difference. It would be great to see our community well represented in these prestigious Awards” said Mayor Petschler.

Nominations are being sought until Monday 7th December 2015 in the following categories:

  • The Coffee Club Arts and Fashion Award
  • AustralianSuper Career Kick Start Award
  • Freemasons of NSW and ACT Community Service Award
  • WHO Printing Environment and Sustainability Award
  • Aboriginal Education Council Aboriginal Education Award
  • Santos Indigenous Achievement Award
  • First National Real Estate Leadership Award

The Awards will culminate with a Gala Presentation Dinner on Friday 1st April 2016 at the SMC Conference and Function Centre in Sydney.

All category winners will receive $2,500 thanks to Masonicare and a trophy. One of the seven category winners will be chosen as the NSW/ACT Overall Young Achiever of the Year and will win an additional $5,000 thanks to Masonicare and a state trophy. All nominees will receive a certificate of achievement for their extraordinary commitment to their chosen field of endeavour.

Nomination enquiry brochures are available from Council or the Awards sponsors. For further information email phone the Awards office on 1300 735 445 or visit

Recognise a young person now and make their day!

2015 NSW Carers Awards

Picture1More than one in 10 people in NSW are carers. Carers can be anyone including parents, partners, brothers, sisters, friends, sons or daughters. They provide unpaid support to those who need it because of a disability, mental illness, chronic health condition, dementia or ageing.

The NSW Carers Awards acknowledge and celebrate the significant unpaid contribution carers make to the person (or people) they care for and to the community.

A carer is not paid a wage or salary, although they may receive a pension or allowance for their caring role. Carers can be employed, at school and/or have a range of other commitments at the time they take on the role of caring.

Nominations for the 2015 NSW Carers Awards are now open visit

Submissions close midnight 29 June 2015

2014 Keep NSW Beautiful Awards Programs: Entries Now Open


Entries are open for our trio of Awards Programs in 2014: Tidy Towns, Clean Beaches and Sustainable Cities!

It’s that time of year again – Communities across NSW will roll out their sustainable credentials, ramp up their environmental initiatives and band together as a community to put their projects forward for the most wide-ranging environmental awards in the state.
This means it’s time to take stock of your environmental initative and enter your town, beach or city!

Far more than just a beauty contest, Keep NSW Beautiful’s awards acknowledge sustainability in its broadest sense – socially, economically and environmentally. The programs support long-term investment in the future of our communities and engender a sense of stewardship for our natural heritage.

Entry is open to Councils, community groups, schools, businesses and surf lifesaving clubs. While projects may be ongoing, they must have recent significant work completed during the 2013/14 financial year. Find out more information in the Entry Kit:

  • Tidy Towns Entry Kit
  • Clean Beaches Entry Kit
  • Sustainable Cities Entry Kit

This year we’ve streamlined the submission process and the award categories. There are now ten different award consistent across each program (eleven for Clean Beaches) plus the coveted Overall Award title to be won.

  • Overall Award
  • Cultural Heritage Award
  • Community Actions and Partnerships Award
  • Environmental Protection Award (Conservation Partnerships Award for Tidy Towns)
  • Environmental Education Award
  • Young Legends Award
  • Sustainable Water Award
  • Energy Efficiency Award
  • Waste Minimisation Award
  • Litter Reduction Award
  • Sustainable Business Award
  • Safety and Services Award (Clean Beaches only)

Visit the KNSWB website to enter

We have also changed the entry method slightly from last year. This means fewer forms to deal with, and we anticipate that the feedback provided will be more comprehensive.

All of the forms are now editable PDFS which you can download, fill out on your computer and email back to us. If you need to, you can still print them out and post them. All the forms you need are available on our website.

If you have any questions about the submission process please contact us at:

  • or
  • or (02) 8594 4080.

The Tidy Towns Awards Program is sponsored by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and the Packaging Stewardship Forum.

The Clean Beaches Awards Program is sponsored by the Office of Environment and Heritage.

The Sustainable Cities Awards Program is sponsored by Sydney Water and the Office of Environment and Heritage.

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