This page is a work in progress, listing various opportunities to nominate people for awards, recognition and acknowledgement. While this may give recognition to individuals, nominations are also a way to highlight the great work that happens in and through the churches.

Everald Compton Community Champion Medal
National Seniors Australia (NSA) has launched the Everald Compton Community Champion Medal to acknowledge older unsung heroes. The medal honours Mr Compton’s long-standing and outstanding contribution to the Australian community while celebrating everyday champions whose grassroot experiences and selfless contributions make a significant difference to their communities. Find out more here.

Australian Awards (Australia Day honours, King’s Birthday honours etc)
The Australian Honours and Awards system recognises the outstanding service and contributions of Australians. Recipients come from right across the country and from all walks of life. While some are well-known, the majority are unsung heroes.While typically they haven’t sought thanks or recognition, they deserve both. Anyone can nominate someone to be recognised through the Order of Australia. The Honours and Awards system gives the nation a chance to celebrate and acknowledge those who work tirelessly to improve local communities and to make Australia a better place. Any Australian can nominate someone for an award. Nominations are made via the online portal. Nominations are assessed by the Honours and Awards Secretariat, considered by the Council of the Order of Australia before recommendations are made to the Governor-General.
Detailed guidance to help complete a nomination form is available here. Before beginning you will need to gather some key information:
* The contact details of the person you are nominating (if known)
* A short case of why/who you are nominating; including:
* Examples of how they have demonstrated outstanding qualities
* What they have done to make things better for others
* The role(s) or area(s) in which they have excelled
* The period of time, or dates of service (if known)
* Evidence of other awards or recognition received by the nominee
* Up to four referees (including contact details)

Volunteering Awards Victoria
The Victorian Volunteering Awards recognise and celebrate the impact volunteers, volunteer leaders and volunteer programs have in building resilient communities, services and connections across Victoria.
Showcasing excellence by individuals, teams and volunteer involving organisations, the Awards are run by Volunteering Victoria with the support of the Victorian State Government.
Nominations close in July (in 2024 it will be on 22 July). Winners will be announced in November. The Awards ceremony will be held in December. Find out more here.

Golden Wattle Award
Nominations open for the Golden Wattle Award on 1 July each year and close each year on 31 July.
Please email and in no more than 250 words please say why this Australian, or Australians, deserve recognition for their work or actions that express the best of the Australian character and values.
Please note that the Wattle Day Committee’s decision is final. The winner is announced on National Wattle Day (1 September)