Do you know a person, organisation or business from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community making a difference? Whether they have been an inspirational role model or have accomplished something great, their efforts deserve recognition.
Nominations are now open for the 2024 Local Government Regional NAIDOC Awards, hosted by Shoalhaven City Council.
The awards feature six categories including Elder of the Year (Aunty and Uncle), Outstanding Contribution to the Community (Paid and Voluntary), Young Achievers of the Year, Organisation of the Year (Not for Profit and For Profit), Outstanding Contribution to Reconciliation and Caring for Country and Culture.
Non-Aboriginal people are eligible for nomination in the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Reconciliation’ category.
The Local Government Regional NAIDOC Awards are an annual event designed to celebrate the talents, achievements and outstanding contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven areas. The awards, introduced in 2011, are the result of a collaborative partnership between four councils: Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama and Shoalhaven.
Nomination forms are available at the Kiama Council Administration building or downloaded here(PDF, 98KB).
Nominations will close at 5pm on Monday, March 25 and the winners announced at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre in Nowra on the evening of Saturday, July 27.