Unsung Hero

This award recognises an individual working within the community sector who has made an exceptional contribution to social justice in Australia, by enhancing the wellbeing of individuals or communities experiencing disadvantage.

Who is eligible?

Nominees must be an individual currently working in the community sector (paid or unpaid) between 1 May 2016 and 4 August 2017.

Nominees are those that go over and above the everyday demands of the role and exhibit exceptional qualities than can be demonstrated through this nomination process.

Nominations must include specific examples of how the nominee excelled in their role and nominees must:

  • have at least five years’ experience within the community service sector
  • have consistently demonstrated exceptional contribution and commitment through their work
  • provide evidence of the effectiveness and impact of their work.