North Sydney Community Awards

North Sydney Community Awards 2023

Each year North Sydney Council honours local people who make a difference in our community and Local Government Area (LGA).

There are many people who work behind the scenes to make North Sydney the wonderful place that it is.

The North Sydney Community Awards are a perfect opportunity to acknowledge some of these unsung heroes. If you know someone who is worthy of an accolade, we encourage you to nominate them.

Whether it is someone who volunteers in the area, a social entrepreneur, or you know of a project with wide community impact, a Community Award is a great way to recognise someone or a group that is making a difference.

Nominations are open from 10 October to 10 December 2022.


Award Categories

  1. Community Builder
    This person or group is the glue that makes the North Sydney community stronger, together.
  2. Next Generation
    This young person or group of young people have made an outstanding contribution to the North Sydney community and are an inspiration to others.
  3. Eco Warrior
    This person or group has made an outstanding contribution to making North Sydney cleaner and greener.
  4. Trailblazer
    This person or group has bold innovators, driving positive impact within the North Sydney community.
  5. Living Legend
    This person has served the North Sydney community for more than 20 years and is an inspiration to others.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The nominee must be an Australian Citizen
  • while the nominee doesn't have to reside in the North Sydney LGA, they need to have made a significant and positive contribution to the North Sydney LGA community
  • the nominee's contribution must have been made in 2022 however does not exclude cumulative years contribution made prior e.g. volunteer recognised for 20 years achievement retired 2022
  • nominees for the Next Generation Award must be aged 24 and under on 31 December 2022
  • previous award recipients cannot be nominated
  • self-nominations cannot be accepted
  • present Council staff, Councillors and their family members can nominate others, but cannot themselves be nominated.

Who chooses the winners?

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor of North Sydney Council as well as the Community Awards Committee are responsible for judging the nominations and awarding winners in each category.

The North Sydney Community Awards will be presented to winning individuals and groups at a special awards ceremony on Friday, 24 March 2023.


How do I nominate?

Nominating is easy!


It takes less than 10 minutes and will help ensure a local hero or group's contribution to the community is recognised.

For further information, please contact Council's Team Leader, Arts & Culture on 02 9936 8192 or email:



Posted on 11 October 2022

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