Awards and Ceremonies

ACT Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

The Inclusion Awards acknowledge the outstanding achievements of business, organisations and individuals who have clearly demonstrated their commitment to encourage, welcome and support people with a disability in their workplace, business and community. Join in celebrating the vision that a small change can make such a big difference.

ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

The ACT Chief Minister's Export Awards are a prestigious event in the ACT’s annual business calendar acknowledging the innovation, hard work and success of businesses, large and small, in reaching new markets through exporting their products or services.

ACT Landcare Awards

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

The ACT Landcare Awards showcase and recognise the efforts of members of the community involved in natural resource management.

ACT Literary Awards

Libraries ACT

The ACT Literary Awards recognise the achievements of writers in the Canberra region and include the Book of the Year, the ACT Poetry Prize and the ACT Creative Arts Fellowships.

ACT NAIDOC Business of the Year Award

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

The ACT NAIDOC Business of the Year awards aim to recognise the range of great Indigenous owned and operated businesses in the ACT.

ACT Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards

Health Directorate

The annual ACT Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards acknowledge excellence and honour the achievements and contribution of nurses and midwives to the health and wellbeing of our community.

ACT Partners in Prevention Awards

Community Services Directorate

The ACT Partners in Prevention Awards recognise contribution to best practice in strategies and activities that create awareness of gendered violence and/or work to prevent violence and sexual assault against women and children in the ACT.

ACT Public Education Excellence Awards

Education Directorate

These Awards recognise outstanding contributors to ACT public education in the following categories: Principal of the Year, Primary and Secondary Teacher of the Year, Early Childhood Teacher of the Year, New Educator, Teaching/Learning in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education, Education Support and School Hero.

ACT Scientist of the Year Award

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

The ACT Scientist of the Year award is a new award that will provide a Canberra-based scientist with support to further their research and also provide another opportunity to showcase the contribution that Canberrans make to the world of science, both nationally and worldwide. The ACT Scientist of the Year will be awarded annually by the ACT Government and will receive $30,000 to assist with an identified research project.

ACT Training Excellence Awards

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

The ACT Training Excellence Awards recognise the achievements of apprentices, trainees, vocational students, trainers, employers, schools and registered training organisations committed to vocational education and training (VET).

ACT Women’s Awards

Community Services Directorate

The ACT Women’s Awards honour individual women who have demonstrated courage and/ or have made an outstanding contribution to the lives of women and girls in the ACT.

Allied Health Awards for Excellence

Health Directorate

The Allied Health Awards for Excellence program recognises the achievements of health assistants, clinicians, researchers, educators and managers.

Australian Capital Territory Multicultural Awards

Community Services Directorate

The Australian Capital Territory Multicultural Awards acknowledge those individuals, organisations, educational providers, government, businesses and the media who help make tremendous contributions the ACT community through their work across the spectrum of Multicultural activities – in arts, sports, schools, health, information provision, law, human rights, the environment and more.

Canberra Citizen of the Year

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

The Canberra Citizen of the Year Award recognises those in the ACT who, through their personal efforts, have made a significant contribution to our community. Both individuals and groups may be nominated for the award and may be recognised in any field, including the arts, education, community work or business.

Canberra Gold Award

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

The Canberra Gold Chief Minister's Award recognises the unique contribution made by individuals and groups who have chosen to make a long-term commitment to the ACT. Through this award, the ACT Government celebrates this dedication by honouring individuals and groups who have resided or operated in the ACT for fifty years of more. Canberra Gold Chief Minister's Awards are distributed each year as part of Canberra's birthday celebrations. Award recipients will receive a certificate.

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