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Know someone who is doing deadly work in our community?

Now is their chance to be recognised at the 2022 Gunditjmara NAIDOC awards!

Award Categories:

Aboriginal Elder of the Year
Male 50+

Aboriginal Community Member
Male 25-50

Aboriginal Youth
Male 15-25

Aboriginal Elder of the Year
Female 50+

Aboriginal Community Member
Female 25-50

Aboriginal Youth
Female 15-25

Nominations must be received by COB 4pm on Friday 24th June 2022

Entry Guidelines

All people nominated for Gunditjmara NAIDOC Awards 2022 must: 

  • Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent; and

  • Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; and

  • Be accepted as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander by an Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander community.

  • Must reside in Warrnambool and surrounding districts

  • The nominee must make every effort to attend the NAIDOC Week: Opening/Award Ceremony on Monday 4th July 2022

  • Shortlisted Nominations will be contacted by COB Wednesday 29th June 2022.

Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated commitment and contribution to benefit the local Aboriginal community

  • The individual demonstrates leadership and inspires others

  • Demonstrated involvement in the Indigenous community at the local, regional and/or national levels

  • Demonstrated excellence in their nominated category

  • Goes above and beyond and promotes self determination


All nominations are strictly confidential, and the information provided will be used only to assist in considering the merits of the nomination. All nominations will be viewed by Gunditjmara NAIDOC Steering Committee.