Nominate an unsung community hero
Nominations open today for the 2024 Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals, honouring the unsung community heroes who work in the field of multiculturalism in NSW.
Submissions are also open for the 2024 Multicultural Honour Roll, giving posthumous recognition for significant achievements by members of NSW’s vast and diverse society.
The awards program is one of the most prestigious in the state. Medal recipients and Honour Roll inductees are celebrated at a gala awards ceremony attended by hundreds of community members and cultural, faith and political leaders.
There are 12 categories for the awards, including business, local government, not-for-profit and a special category to recognise the achievements of an outstanding and innovative language teacher who instils knowledge and a lifelong love of language and culture in students.
Nominations close on Thursday 7 September.
For further information on how to apply, please visit The Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals on the Multicultural NSW website.
NSW Premier Chris Minns said:
“Right across NSW, there are unsung heroes working to make their communities better, and I want to bring their stories to the front and centre.
“These awards recognise not only the incredible leaders in NSW right now, but also those who have come before us, whose impact is still being felt decades later.
“I’m proud to endorse the awards this year and I encourage everyone in NSW to nominate a friend, family member or colleague.”
NSW Minister for Multiculturalism Steve Kamper said:
“In NSW we believe that multiculturalism is good for everyone, it binds our communities and makes our society more vibrant.
“Unfortunately, not everyone survives to see the impact they’ve had on the lives of those around them and the Honour Roll is an opportunity for us to thank their families for their work in uniting us in a common belief that everyone has something to contribute to our rich social fabric.”
Multicultural NSW Advisory Board chair emeritus Dr GK ‘Hari’ Harinath OAM said:
“I’d like to voice my support of the Dr G.K. Harinath OAM Not-For-Profit Business Excellence medal.
“NSW has been very generous to me and my family, and to have an award named in my honour is very humbling.
“As a migrant myself I can attest to the work done within and across volunteer communities by so many from a multicultural background who want nothing more than to see everyone thrive and reach their aspirational goals.”