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Know someone who is doing deadly work in our community?

Now is their chance to be recognised at the 2023 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 2023

Entry Guidelines

All people nominated for Gunditjmara NAIDOC Awards 2023 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 3rd July 2023

  • Shortlisted Nominations will be contacted by COB Wednesday 29th June 2023.

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


Gunditjmara Aboriginal Co-operative is collecting your personal information and the personal information of the person you have nominated for the purposes of the 2023 NAIDOC Awards selection process. For the same purpose, we may provide this information to our CEO/Board of Directors, Cultural Events Committee and Event Co-ordinators. Gunditjmara Aboriginal Co-operative also intends to produce publications to promote the 2023 NAIDOC Award winners. Providing the requested information is voluntary. If you choose not to provide us with your information we will be unable to assess your application for the award. You must ensure that the person you are nominating has agreed to be nominated for an Award, and agrees to the personal information contained in this nomination form being provided to, and used, by Gunditjmara Aboriginal Co-operative.  Gunditjmara Aboriginal Co-operative will not provide the information collected from you to anyone else outside Gunditjmara Aboriginal Co-operative other than specified above, unless you or the person you have nominated have given consent for us to do this, or we are authorised or required to do so by law. The privacy and security of your personal information is important to us, and is protected by law.

Nominations closed

See you at the awards ceremony on Monday 3rd July!

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