NSW Government State Representative Award
The NSW Government State Representative Award recognises people who have represented NSW in a competitive field.
Nominees of any age, who have represented NSW in a competitive field (for example, sport, music, the arts or academic), either nationally or internationally, may be nominated for the award. Nominations are made through your local Member of Parliament.
Nominations must be submitted within 2 years of the staging of the competition in which the nominee represented NSW.
The award is an official certificate bearing the NSW State Coat of Arms and the Premier’s signature.
Only nominations endorsed by the nominee’s local NSW State Member of Parliament will be considered.
Criteria and eligibility
Nominations for the NSW Government State Representative Award must satisfy the following criteria:
- Nominees of any age, who have represented NSW in a competitive field (either nationally or internationally), may be nominated for the award.
- Nominations must be endorsed by the nominee’s local NSW State Member of Parliament.
The nomination form must be signed by a referee (for example, coach or instructor) who is an official representative of the NSW state organisation for which the nominee has been selected to represent NSW.
The referee must confirm that the nominee’s details are correct and the nominee is eligible for the award in accordance with the above criteria.
Referees may indicate on the nomination form if they would like to be involved in the distribution of the award certificates.
However, the method of distribution remains at the discretion of the Member of Parliament endorsing the nomination.
Nominations should be submitted to the nominee’s local NSW State Member of Parliament for endorsement, after the competition has taken place.
Once endorsed by a NSW State Member of Parliament, completed nominations must be submitted on a current nomination form by post or email.
NSW Premier's Department
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 forward the award to the local NSW State Member of Parliament who endorsed the application for counter-signing and distribution to the recipient.
Frequently asked questions
The award started on 1 November 1989. People who represent the state of NSW, either nationally or internationally, whether individually or as a member of a team, are eligible for the award.
The award is administered by the NSW Premier's Department.
No. You do not need to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident to receive the award.
No. The award is granted for each competition, not each race, category or heat. As such, only 1 certificate will be issued for each competition.
The NSW Government State Representative Award is an official certificate bearing the NSW State Coat of Arms and the Premier’s signature.
The certificate will include the:
- nominee’s name
- name of the competition
- date that the certificate was produced.
When completing the nomination form, please make sure that your details and the title of the competition are written clearly and spelled correctly in full.
NSW representatives not currently residing in the state may send their application direct to the Premier’s Department for appropriate endorsement.
Nomination forms will be accepted year round. Generally, nominations should be submitted within 2 years of the date of competition.
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.