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 Protocol and
Community Engagement 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 Protocol and Community Initiatives 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 information provided on the nomination form is assessed 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.