NSW Government Community Service Award frequently asked questions
The award is administered by the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet through its Premier’s Protocol Unit.
Nominations can be submitted by a NSW State Member of Parliament for community work performed principally within their electorate. Each Member of Parliament is entitled to present two NSW Government Community Service Awards per calendar year.
No, the nominee does not need to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident to receive the award.
No, a person can only receive the award once.
Recipients receive an engraved award as well as an official certificate bearing the NSW State Coat of Arms and the Premier’s signature.
The award will include the recipient’s name only. When completing the nomination form, please make sure that all details are written clearly and spelled correctly in full.
The certificate will include the nominee’s name and the date that the certificate was produced. When completing the nomination form, please make sure that all details are written clearly and spelled correctly in full.
Supporting documentation includes written references, newspaper articles and certificates etc. Please send copies rather than originals as supporting documentation will not be returned and will remain the property of the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Nominations will be accepted year round. Generally, award nominations should be made for current contributions within the community, under the relevant NSW State Member of Parliament.
The Department requests your personal information in order to assess your nomination and for evaluation and reporting on the award program. The Department may provide your information to your local Member of Parliament or the Office of the NSW Premier for the purposes of either assessing your nomination or giving an award. The Department will not disclose your personal information to anybody else unless we are required to do so by law. You are not required to provide the requested information to us, however the Department will not be able to consider your nomination further without it. You may request access to your personal information by contacting the Department’s Information Access and Privacy Unit.