NSW Government Community Service Award frequently asked questions
The award is administered by the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet through its Protocol and Community Engagement 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 information provided in the nomination means an assessment can be made against the award criteria. Once awarded, the information in the nomination is retained for record-keeping purposes only; it will not be disclosed to third parties under any circumstances.