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NSW Premier's Awards

There is fantastic work being done in the NSW public sector and we want to recognise the people that make it happen.

NSW Premier’s Awards celebrates excellence in the delivery of public services to the NSW community by the public sector, and not-for-profit organisations and private businesses in partnership with public sector agencies and departments.

By recognising excellence today we hope to inspire a brighter future for NSW and Australia.

Award categories

Anthea Kerr Award

The Anthea Kerr Award is awarded to people who exhibit in their work a deep commitment to public sector values and identified leadership potential – attributes that Anthea exemplified throughout her working life.

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Recognising exemplary work and outstanding leadership from an individual working for the NSW Government.

Excellence in Digital Innovation

Delivering greater benefits for the people of NSW when our workforce is as diverse as the people we serve.

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Recognising the importance of lifelong education and training opportunities with a focus on improving positive outcomes for the people of NSW.

Well Connected Communities with Quality Local Environments

Creating communities where people enjoy living and visiting by providing them with high-quality facilities and amenities.

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Growing an economy that works in the interests of its people.

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Celebrating teams who continue to demonstrate the positive contribution they are making for the people of NSW through a range of services.

Recovery and resilience

Improving services to ensure that everyone has access to world-class healthcare when and where they need it.

Key dates

Nominations open - Monday 15 April

Nomination close - Please check your department closing date with your Award Ambassador

Review & Judging - July 2024

Finalists announced - September 2024

Awards ceremony - November 2024



The NSW Premier’s Awards are managed by the Public Service Commission.

General Information

Public sector agencies should contact their Awards Ambassador.
Awards Ambassadors can complete the contact form to contact the PSC's Premier's Awards team.

Media and Communications Enquiries

(02) 9272 6000
Complete the PSC's contact form.

NSW Government Awards

The Premier's Department is responsible for coordinating a number of awards including the NSW Service Medallion and has significant involvement in the Australian Honours.