Awards are a way the NSW Government can acknowledge excellence and reward achievement and service.
The Department of Premier and Cabinet is responsible for coordinating or has significant involvement in the following awards
- the NSW Government State Representative Award
- the NSW Government Community Service Award
- Public Service Medal
- NSW Service Medallion
The Department of Premier and Cabinet also has significant involvement in Australian Honours which are issued through the Honours Secretariat in Canberra. Australian Honours are the national awards announced by the Governor-General on Australia Day and the Queen's Birthday each year.
The Australian Honours are made up of the Order of Australia, the Public Service Medal, the Australian Police Medal, the Australian Fire Service Medal, the Ambulance Service Medal, the Emergency Service Medal, the Gallantry Decorations, the Distinguished Service Decorations and the Conspicuous Service Decorations.
The Australian Bravery Decorations are also part of the Australian Honours system, and are generally announced in April and August every year.