Develop, support, promote disability leaders

2024 National Awards Nomination Form


Nominations for the 2024 National Awards for Disability Leadership open on 11 June and close on Friday 25 October at 5 pm AEDT. 


Before you start please check the National Awards Categories

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  • Check the National Awards Categories
  • Complete all sections of the nomination form.
  • Ensure you have everything you need before you start, you cannot save this form. 
  • You are responsible for providing correct details for your nominee, if we cannot contact them their nomination will lapse. 
  • You must submit a media quality photo of your nominee, this is mandatory and the form won’t submit until you attach it. 
  • You are welcome to include two letters of support. This is optional. 
  • If you are nominating a person for more than one category, complete a separate nomination form for each category.


These Awards recognise the work of Australians. To be nominated you must be Australian, working in Australia, or specifically advancing the status of disabled Australians.

These Awards recognise the work of disabled people, Disabled People’s Organisations, or collectives / working groups of disabled people. There are other awards systems that recognise the work of non-disabled people and organisations. 


Nomination Form:


Nomination form for National Awards for Disability Leadership
  • Who are you nominating?
  • Nominee's pronouns * Required
  • Is the nominee a: * Required
    A DPO is an organisation that has more than 50% of its members, board and staff disabled people with a leadership team made up of disabled people. Note: non-disabled people and organisations are ineligible for these Awards.
  • Finalists details will be shared with media.
  • Please note: finalist's phone numbers will be shared with media.
  • I have permission to nominate this person / organisation * Required
    Please note that finalists in each category will have their name and short bio made public on websites, through social media and promotional materials. YOU are responsible for making sure the person is okay with being nominated. Please check.
  • Does the nominee require communications support or an intermediary to assist them with media or in communicating with us? If so; provide name, contact email and phone number of the support person or intermediary.
  • Name of the person filling in this form.
  • Award category for this nomination * Required
    You can only select one category per form, please use the whole form again if you wish to nominate the same person in another category as well.
  • Please provide a short paragraph about the nominee, tell us why they should win this specific category. This is the information that will be shared with media and used on our website. Talk about their work, not their disability! (This field is character limited, keep it short.)
  • What has the nominee ACHIEVED in disability rights and/or for the disability community? Think about the award category. Your nomination must match the category. READ the categories page BEFORE making your nomination! Tell us how this nominee reflects the diversity of our community and how they work within, or address, intersectional factors. The information you include here is what the judges will use to make their decision. DO NOT assume that we will do further research or that we know the person. You must tell us here. Tell us why you are nominating this person. Remember, we are looking for outcomes to improving the status of disabled people. How has the nominee contributed to this? DO NOT share links, we will not do your research for you.
  • Please provide a media quality photo of the nominee (usually 1MB) for distribution. Your nominee cannot be a finalist without this photo. This is a mandatory field. If you do not upload a photo you cannot submit this form.
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, gif.
    Maximum file size - 4 mega bytes.
  • The letters should be relevant to the award category from someone who knows the nominee's work well.
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: doc, pdf.
    Maximum file size - 1 mega bytes.