Local Hero Awards

Nominate your Local Hero here


We all have heroes living amongst us. We invite you to recognise the unsung people who keep our community growing and nominate someone you know who has impacted community in the last twelve months for a Local Hero Award.

In 2018 we are looking for heroes in the education sector, police and emergency services and people who contribute in a positive way to the vibrant cultural tapestry of Australia. This includes teachers, principals, teacher’s aids, administration staff, volunteers, cleaners, maintenance workers, police officers, and support workers, SES, Paramedics and other emergency services. People in organisations that work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. People who help newcomers to Australia connect into their local communities. People from different cultural backgrounds who make a meaningful contribution to cohesion in their communities.

Nominations can also include general members of the community who have gone above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of others.

Our 2018 Local Heroes will be awarded and celebrated at the Thank You Festival in Kibble Park Gosford on 26 May commencing 10am.

Nominate by downloading and posting a nomination form HERE or simply fill in the online form below.



Nominations will be accepted until 5:30pm on 18 May 2018. Nominations will be judged by the National Day of Thanks Committee based on information provided in this nomination form. The Heroes for 2018 will be selected from the nominations an will be notified in advance. Heroes will be presented at a celebration of heroes ceremony during the Thankyou Festival in Kibble Park on Saturday 26 May commencing at 10am.