Develop, support, promote disability leaders

2021 National Awards Nomination Form


Nominations for the 2021 National Awards for Disability Leadership open on 10 July and close at 5 pm AEDT on Friday 29 October 2021.

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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 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.

Nomination Form:


Nomination form for National Awards for Disability Leadership
  • Who are you nominating?
  • 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.
  • I have permission to nominate this person / organisation * Required
    Please note that finalists in each category will have their details 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.
  • 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 who they are. (This field is character limited, keep it short.)
  • What has the nominee done to support disability rights and/or the disability community? Think about the award category. Your nomination must match the category. 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. Tell us why you are nominating this person. 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.