Individual distinction

This award recognises an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to creating a better future by initiating or developing a service, system or process that is having a positive impact on society, the economy and/or our planet.

Who is eligible?

Nominated individuals must currently be working in health and community services in Australia e.g. in nursing, midwifery, aged care, hospitals, community services, disability services, early childhood education & care or allied health settings. Suitable nominees are those that go above and beyond the everyday demands of their role.

Individuals may self-nominate, however self-nominations must be supported by a supervisor/manager/CEO/owner/employer.

Nominations must demonstrate all of the following:

  • Evidence of a positive impact in one or more of the following areas:
    • Sustainability and/or waste management
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Gender equality eg: equal pay for equal work, elimination of distrimination on the basis of gender, removal of barriers to the participation of women in the workforce, access to leadership roles
  • delivery of a positive outcome in service provision or patient care
  • the nominee exceeds expectations of their role in primary health care.

Nominators must ensure that the achievements described in the nomination have taken place between 1 June 2015 and 2 June 2017 to be eligible.


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