• There are ten different award categories, each with a regional and a metropolitan winner.
  • Entrants can enter as many categories as they like as many times as they like.
  • Projects and programs in your submission must have taken place between January 1st 2016 and June30th 2017 or have a completed stage of a larger project that has taken place during that period
  • An application cannot be lodged in more than one category
  • To be considered for the NSW Overall Sustainability Awards (Metro or Regional), you must lodge separate applications across a minimum of three categories from the first six categories on the list below.
    • If an application is being lodged by a Committee of Council, eg Tidy Town Committee, it is assumed Council is aware of this application

To find out whether your location is classified as Regional or Metro, please view this map.

The categories are listed below. If you click on the category name you’ll be taken to a list of criteria and guidelines for each award category.

Hey Tosser! Litter Action Award – Sponsored by the NSW Environment Protection Authority: Litter reduction and awareness

Waste Less, Recycle More Award – Sponsored by the NSW Environment Protection Authority:Waste and recycling solutions

Cultural Heritage Award – Sponsored by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage: Built and social heritage conservation

Going Green Education Award – Environmental education programs

Habitat & Wildlife Guardianship Award – Conservation, preservation of natural life and land

Sustainable Systems Award Sustainable solutions and strategies throughout communities; energy, transport, utilities e.g. solar systems and innovation

Environmental Achievement Award Individual/group environmental volunteer work

Young Environmental Achievement Award Young individual/group environmental volunteer work

Community Environmental Achievement Award Environmental projects that have fostered volunteer community action and created new partnerships in the area

Please note that, where provided, judges’ feedback can be sent on request at the end of the judging process (i.e. from start of December 2017).