Local Government Regional NAIDOC Awards 2024

Next date: Saturday, 27 July 2024 | 07:00 PM

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Shoalhaven City Council is proud to partner with neighboring councils Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama for the 2024 Local Government Regional NAIDOC Awards.

The awards are a highly anticipated occasion in the Illawarra/Shoalhaven region bringing together respected community leaders and honoured guests. They serve as a platform to recognise and celebrate individuals, organisations and local businesses who have made significant contributions to Aboriginal communities, culture and Country across the region.


Nominations are now closed.

Do you know a person, organisation or business from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community making a difference? Whether they have been an inspirational role model or accomplished something great, their efforts deserve recognition!

Proudly hosted by Shoalhaven in partnership with Kiama, Wollongong and Shellharbour councils these awards shine a light on the amazing contributions and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, organisations and businesses.

There are six award categories including:

  • Elder of the Year (Aunty and Uncle)
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Community (Paid and Voluntary)
  • Young Achiever of the Year
  • Organisation of the Year (Not for Profit and For Profit)
  • Outstanding Contribution to Reconciliation (Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal)
  • Caring for Country and Culture

Nominations close at 11:59pm on Monday, April 1. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony being held at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre in Nowra on the evening of Saturday, July 27.

View nomination guide 

Need help with your application?

If you would like more information about the application process – or if you would like assistance completing your application form – phone 1300 293 111 or email communityconnections@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au


The 2024 Awards provide a special opportunity for local businesses and organisations to play a significant role in this year’s celebration. The event is anticipated to attract considerable media attention, providing sponsors a platform to demonstrate their commitment to supporting local Aboriginal culture and excellence.

By becoming a sponsor of the 2024 Local Government Regional NAIDOC Awards, you will gain valuable exposure to a diverse audience of professionals, respected community leaders and potential clients and play a key part in showcasing local Aboriginal contributions, achievements, and talent. You will help create a memorable evening which celebrates the rich history and culture of local communities across the region and demonstrates an important step forward in our joint commitment to reconciliation.

We look forward to the possibility of partnering with you to make the 2024 Local Government Regional NAIDOC Awards a memorable and treasured event for our community.

To sponsor the awards please see Local Government Regional NAIDOC Awards 2024 Sponsorship Package and complete the Sponsorship Details form.

We would be delighted to answer questions in relation to sponsorship packages or the awards. To discuss sponsorship packages or arrange an in-person meeting, please contact Community Connections on 1300 293 111 or email CommunityConnections@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au.

Local Government Regional NAIDOC Awards 2024 Sponsorship Package

Sponsorship Details Form


  • Saturday, 27 July 2024 | 07:00 PM


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