2022 Award Winners
The 2022 NSW Women of the Year Award winners have been announced.
The Award winners were announced at an awards ceremony on Wednesday 9 March 2022.
NSW Woman of Excellence Award - Prof Julie Redfern
NSW Minerals Council Regional Woman of the Year Award - Mrs Anna Barwick
Aware Super NSW Community Hero Award - Ms Stacy Jane
NSW Young Woman of the Year Award - Ms Angelique Wan
Cancer Institute NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year Award - Ms Yvonne Weldon
NSW Premier's Award for Woman of the Year - Mrs Anna Barwick
NSW Women of the Year Award Categories
There are seven award categories in the 2022 NSW Women of the Year Awards:
A role model, who has excelled in her chosen field. In doing so, she affects lasting change and is an inspiration to others.
A dedicated pillar of her community, the NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year is a role model who promotes economic, cultural and/or social wellbeing of Aboriginal people in NSW.
She works tirelessly for her community. She’s the first to roll up her sleeves to help others, and motivates those around her to contribute to their communities.
A woman aged 18-30 years, who has demonstrated incredible potential or achievement in her chosen field, passion, or area of interest.
Shines a light on the accomplishments of an extraordinary woman living in regional NSW.
Recognises girls and young women aged seven to seventeen, who demonstrate a single act or ongoing acts of courage, strength, determination and/ or kindness to help and support those around them.
Recognises one woman from each electorate in NSW, as selected by local Members of Parliament.
Premier’s Award for NSW Woman of the Year
Selected by the Premier of NSW from the winners of the above categories.
Award eligibility requirements and terms and conditions
recipients must identify as a woman and reside in NSW
- self-nominations will be accepted
- awards will not be granted posthumously
- retired politicians and vice-regal officers can be considered for work undertaken in
addition to their official duties
- sitting state and federal politicians and current vice-regal officers are not eligible
- a previous winner cannot receive a second award in the same award category, but can be considered for recognition in a separate category in following years
- unsuccessful nominees, including previous finalists may be re-nominated in subsequent years. Re-nominations must highlight achievements and/or contributions accomplished after the previous nomination
- groups of people or couples will not normally be eligible though in exceptional cases the selection panels reserve the right to consider such nominations.
nominees for the One to Watch Award must be aged 17 or under
- nominees for the NSW Young Woman of the Year must be aged 18 to 30 years
- age criteria are as at 9 March 2022
- nominees for the NSW Regional Woman of the Year must reside outside of Newcastle, Wollongong and Greater Sydney
- nominees for the NSW Aboriginal Women of the Year must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
- nominees must consent to their nomination before an entry is submitted
- hard copy nomination forms will not be accepted
- nominations must address all of the criteria on the nomination form
- nominators must provide full contact details for themselves and their nominee,
including an email address and phone number
- entry is conditional upon confirmation of eligibility by the selection panel
- nominees may be contacted by the NSW Department of Communities and
Justice to request additional information including a photo and biography
- nominees who meet the eligibility criteria will be eligible pending completion of a
National Police Background Check and referee check
- all nominees will be advised of the person who nominated them
- an awards ceremony will be held in Sydney on 9 March 2022 at the International
Convention Centre. Finalists will need to be available to attend the event
- a nominee can be entered into more than one category using separate
- all nomination forms and materials submitted remain the property of the NSW
Department of Communities and Justice
- finalists will have their nomination forms forwarded to the Honours Secretariat for
consideration in the Australian of the Year Awards. If you prefer not to
have your nomination form passed on, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- finalists who live in regional NSW (outside the major metropolitan centres of
Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong) will be provided with air travel to attend the
event. Finalists from metropolitan Sydney, Wollongong and
Newcastle will need to make their own travel arrangements to attend
- entry into the NSW Women of the Year Awards is deemed acceptance of the
terms and conditions.
- nominees must meet the eligibility criteria to be considered for shortlisting
- The NSW Department of Communities and Justice may change the category for
which an individual is nominated
- the judging panel's decision is final and no correspondence or discussion will be
- successful nominees must plan to be in NSW for most of 2022 and in early 2023
and agree to make themselves available for media and promotional activities
outside of the awards ceremony event
- where a nominee has a current media contract, she will need to outline the
details in her reply email when accepting the nomination. The current media
contract must not preclude her from participating in media activities around the
award ceremony and promoting the NSW Women of the Year Awards for the
- upon returning a signed permission form, nominees grant permission for the
NSW Department of Communities and Justice to use and disclose their personal
information provided through the nomination process, additional submissions,
correspondence, photographs and videos at its discretion including for, but not
limited to, media and promotional purposes
- alternative format nomination forms can be made available for people with
disability upon request. Email email@example.com.
- personal information about nominees and nominators provided will only be used for the conduct and promotion of the NSW Women of the Year Awards
- should you have any enquiries about access to your personal information held by the NSW Department of Communities and Justice, direct your request to:
Department of Communities and Justice
Women of the Year Awards
Locked Bag 4001 ASHFIELD NSW 1800