Awards and recognition
Awards are a way for the NSW Government to acknowledge excellence and reward achievement and service.
The NSW Government Community Service Award recognises individuals in NSW who have substantially helped to improve the quality of life of members of their community.
The NSW Government State Representative Award recognises people who have represented NSW in a competitive field such as sport, music, the arts or academia.
The NSW Service Medallion is presented by the Premier and awarded to employees who have completed 40 or more years of excellent service for the NSW Government.
The Public Service Medal (PSM) recognises outstanding service, innovation, leadership and achievment of public sector employees. Receiving a PSM is an honour, with only 100 recipients awarded nationally each year.
NSW Premier’s Awards celebrates excellence in the delivery of public services to the NSW community by the public sector, and not-for-profit organisations and private businesses in partnership with public sector agencies and departments.
The Australian honours and awards system recognises the outstanding service and contributions of Australians. Recipients come from right across the country and from all walks of life. While some are well-known, the majority are unsung heroes.
Major events are an important part of community engagement. Contributing to a safe and successful event in NSW also ensures economic and social benefits to the state. Here are some resources that inform the organisation of major events in NSW.
Event organisers can use this guide to assist them in making their event run smoothly.
The whole-of-government policy for applying user charges for major and special events.
The Australia Day Council of NSW delivers quality, creative, innovative and diverse community events in Sydney on Australia Day.