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2021 NSW Humanitarian Awards – Nominations Now Open!

2021 NSW Humanitarian Awards – Nominations Now Open!
Each year, as part of National Refugee Week in June, the NSW Humanitarian Awards are held as an opportunity to acknowledge and thank those who have made an exceptional positive contribution towards refugee issues in the state of NSW.
The Humanitarian Awards also provide a chance to further promote the hard work and achievements of both individuals and organisations in various fields that play a substantial role in improving the lives of refugees.

Anyone can nominate, and anyone can be nominated!

Over the years, the Humanitarian Awards have honoured community leaders, youth workers, lawyers, journalists, teachers and many more – each of them making an incredible contribution to improving the lives of refugees.


In 2021, Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  •     Refugee community worker
  •     Refugee supporter
  •     Youth
  •     Education
  •     Government and Legal
  •     Media
  •     Sport
  •     Rural and Regional
  •     Business
  •     Best project


Nominations must be received by no later than COB Friday 21 May 2021.

The NSW Humanitarian Awards are proudly supported each year by our official partner, The Refugee Council of Australia.

This year the theme “Unity – The way forward” will be celebrated online during Refugee Week from 20 – 26 June.

Visit the Refugee Council’s website for all news updates about 2021 Refugee Week and how you can get involved.

Help us share the word and stay tuned for updates!

Submit your nomination online here.

STARTTS aims to be a safe place for all people and cultures. We work alongside people with expansive sexualities, genders and bodies with refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds to celebrate the diverse and rich lives of individuals and communities.


STARTTS is a not-for-profit and an Affiliated Health Organisation.
All donations processed in Australian dollars.
Donations over $2 are tax deductible in Australia only.

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