There are people in our community who go that little bit further, open their arms a little bit wider and give that little bit extra to inspire us all to make every day better.
Who will you nominate to be recognised for making outstanding contributions to community life in Port Stephens?
Council values the outstanding contributions made everyday within the Port Stephens community. The Port Stephens Annual Awards presented on Australia Day each year provide an opportunity for Council to formally recognise the amazing efforts of groups and individuals from around the region.
A distinguished citizen who has contributed eminent service to the community over many years.
A citizen which has made a significant and demonstrable contribution to the community over the preceding 12 month period. The nominee should be an inspirational role model who has made a positive impact on the Port Stephens community.
Awarded to a young citizen (25 years or under) who has made a significant and demonstrable contribution to the community. The nominee should be an inspirational role model who has made a positive impact on the Port Stephens Community.
Awarded to individuals, organisations or groups for distinguished service to the community. Nominees should demonstrate community leadership, promote the principles of cultural diversity and social equity; showing a tireless approach to community life and participation.
Awarded to individuals who have exhibited outstanding service to the sporting community of Port Stephens or who have attained a high level of achievement in the wider sporting community.
Awarded to individuals who have exhibited outstanding service to the cultural community of Port Stephens or who have attained a high level of achievement in the wider cultural community.
Making a nomination
Nominations can be made at any time of year. Please download the below nomination form. You are able to edit the form on your computer or print and handwrite responses (if you edit the form on your computer then please ensure you edit the downloaded version of the form, do not edit from your web browser, and save before closing the PDF).
- Port Stephens Annual Awards Nomination Form (PDF 774KB)
- Port Stephens Annual Awards Guidelines (PDF 166KB)
Nominations can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, posted to Port Stephens Council at PO Box 42, Raymond Terrace NSW 2324 or you can drop in a hard copy to Customer Service at the Port Stephens Council administration building at 116 Adelaide Street, Raymond Terrace NSW 2324.
The nominations are reviewed by an assessment panel made up of the Mayor, General Manager, three Councillors, three community members from the Port Stephens Australia Day Coordinating Committee and one Freeman by invitation of the Mayor.
The Assessment Panel is responsible for choosing the category for which the individual’s or group’s nomination will be assessed and awarded, with the assessment based on information provided by the nominator. Panel members are forbidden to base their decisions on existing or prior knowledge of the nominated person/s.
Nominations are open all year round. Any nomination received after 26th November will be assessed in the following year.
All nominations are strictly confidential and the information provided will be used only to assist the assessment panel in their determination. The person being nominated should not be approached for information or advised of his/her nomination at any stage. This avoids embarrassment or disappointment should an award not be recommended by the assessment panel.
For more information please read the Port Stephens Annual Awards Policy and Guidelines that is available on our Policies page.
Community Development and Engagement Unit
Phone: (02) 4988 0121