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) in Australia and they must have at least 5 years' experience. 

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

Nominations must address all of the following: 

  • A description of the work or activity of the individual, that is worthy of recognition
  • A description of how the work or activity has made a difference int he lives of individuals, or in the community
  • A description of how the nominee has demonstrated exceptional commitment through their work
  • A description of how the prize money will be used to enhance the professional development of the individual or services in the workplace.