NSW Government Community Service Award
The NSW Government Community Service Award recognises individuals in NSW helped to improve the quality of life of members of their community.
Nominations for the NSW Government Community Service Award must be for community work performed principally within the electorate of the nominating NSW State Member of Parliament.
The recipient will receive an engraved award as well as an official certificate bearing the NSW State Coat of Arms and the Premier’s signature.
Members of Parliament are entitled to present 2 NSW Government Community Service Awards each calendar year.
Criteria and eligibility
Nominations for the NSW Government Community Service Award must satisfy the following criteria:
- Nominations can only be submitted by a NSW State Member of Parliament.
- The award cannot be presented to a local government councillor, state or federal politician.
- The award cannot be presented to an employee whilst employed by a Member of Parliament.
- A person cannot receive the award more than once.
- The award must be for community work performed principally within the electorate of the nominating NSW State Member of Parliament.
- The nominee should be held in high regard in the community with strong ethical and community values. Only community work of a high calibre will be considered for the award.
- A nomination cannot be accepted if it is in any way aligned with a politically sensitive matter or dispute.
The nominee does not need to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident to receive the award.
Complete the nomination form
The nomination form must include a short summary, detailing the reasons for nomination.
Any supporting documentation should be attached to the nomination form. It is recommended to provide copies rather than originals, as supporting documentation will not be returned and will remain the property of the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Before submitting to the department, nominations should be submitted to the nominee’s local NSW State Member of Parliament for endorsement.
The NSW State Member of Parliament is to make sure that the nominee’s details are correct and the nominee is eligible for the award in according to the above criteria.
Endorsed nominations must be submitted on a current nomination form by post or email.
Protocol, Community and Events
GPO Box 5341
Sydney NSW 2001
Where possible, completed nominations will be processed within 6 weeks of the department receiving the nomination form.
The department will then send the award to the local NSW State Member of Parliament for counter-signing and distribution to the recipient.
Frequently asked questions
The award is administered by the Premier's Department
Nominations can be submitted by a NSW State Member of Parliament for community work performed principally within their electorate. Each Member of Parliament is entitled to present 2 NSW Government Community Service Awards each calendar year.
Supporting documentation includes written references, newspaper articles and certificates. Please send copies rather than originals as supporting documentation will not be returned and will remain the property of the Premier's Department.
Nominations will be accepted year round. Generally, award nominations should be made for current contributions within the community, under the relevant NSW State Member of Parliament.
The department requests your personal information in order to assess your nomination and for evaluation and reporting on the award program.
The department may provide your information to your local Member of Parliament or the Office of the NSW Premier for the purposes of either assessing your nomination or giving an award.
The department will not disclose your personal information to anybody else unless we are required to do so by law. You are not required to provide the requested information to us, however, the department will not be able to consider your nomination further without it. You may request access to your personal information by contacting the department’s Information Access and Privacy Unit.