NSW Government State Representative Award frequently asked questions

The award started on 1 November 1989. People who represent the state of NSW, either nationally or internationally, whether individually or as a member of a team, are eligible for the award.

The award is administered by the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet through its Premier’s Protocol Unit.

No, you do not need to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident to receive the award.

No, the award is granted per competition, not per race, category or heat and as such only one certificate will be issued per competition.

The NSW Government State Representative Award is an official certificate bearing the NSW State Coat of Arms and the Premier’s signature. The certificate will include the nominee’s name; the name of the competition and the date that the certificate was produced. When completing the nomination form, please make sure that your details and the title of the competition are written clearly and spelled correctly in full.

NSW representatives not currently residing in the state may send their application direct to the Premier’s Protocol Unit for appropriate endorsement.

Nomination forms will be accepted year round. Generally, nominations should be submitted within two years of the date of competition.

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.