Celebrating the sector's top achievers

2 September 2022 | Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

The Third Sector Awards is a national award celebrating and recognising the best NFP practices around Australia. Providing an unbiased and objective point of reference, the Third Sector team of judges scores hundreds of entries across multiple categories to showcase the best in the sector.

If you are a part of this ever-growing sector,
this is an event not to be missed!

Third Sector Awards Categories

CEO of the Year

Board Director of the Year

Campaign / Marketing Executive of the Year

Volunteer of the Year

Influencer of the Year

Young Leader of the Year

Emerging Leader of the Year

Small Charity of the Year (10 people or less)

Emerging NFP of the Year

Third Sector Awards 2022 Judges

Arminé Nalbandian
Chief Executive Officer
Centre for Social Impact
Jack de Groot
Chief Executive Officer
St Vincent de Paul Society - NSW
Katherine Raskob
Chief Executive Officer
Fundraising Institute Australia
Jenny Buckland
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Children's Television Foundation
Brenda Gaddi
Founder and Managing Director
Women of Colour Australia
Andrea Alexander
Chief Executive Officer
Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation
Saroni Roy
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Saroni Roy Foundation
Alison Covington
Chief Executive Officer
Good 360 Australia
Libby Ward-Christie
CSI Swinburne Director
Centre for Social Impact
Dr. Lisa J. Griffiths
Chief Executive Officer
OzChild
Sandy Schofield
Executive Director - Development and Engagement
Odyssey House NSW

Timeline

Nomination period 

Nominate yourself or a standout colleague for their contribution to the organisation, sector and community as whole

Extended until 24 June

Submit your Awards entry

Select your desired category from the Awards tab and make sure your nomination/s are submitted no later than 11:59PM Friday 24th of June 2022. It is important that you address all criteria.

Extended until 24 June

1 July – 22 July

Judging

Our panel of expert judges will assess entries from 1st July to 22nd July.

1 July – 22 July

Tues 26th July

Finalists announced

The top 5 nominations from each category will be opened to the public to vote and will be announced across all our digital platforms on Tuesday, 26th July. Watch this space!

Tues 26th July

26th July- 12th August 2022

Finalists open for public to vote

Third Sector Awards 2022 finalists will be placed online and open for public voting which will count towards 30% of their scoring process with the other 70% already scored by the judges.

26th July- 12th August 2022

Friday, 2nd of September

Winners announced at Third Sector Awards 2022

Join us to celebrate leaders with purpose on 2nd September 2022 in Sydney. Secure your spot here!

Friday, 2nd of September

Testimonials from past winners

I was so shocked and humbled to receive this award and recognition. CEO's have worked so hard to lead teams through a year like no other. Teams have worked in times like no other. I want to also take a moment to recognise all the finalists, nominees and people who work in our wonderful industry. I am humbled to be recognised but this year the industry needs to be thanked and recognised because they keep stepping up and I am so proud to work with such kind, passionate and talented people at Good360 Australia and across the NFP sector. Thank you for all you do in your community.
I was so shocked and humbled to receive this award and recognition. CEO's have worked so hard to lead teams through a year like no other. Teams have worked in times like no other. I want to also take a moment to recognise all the finalists, nominees and people who work in our wonderful industry. I am humbled to be recognised but this year the industry needs to be thanked and recognised because they keep stepping up and I am so proud to work with such kind, passionate and talented people at Good360 Australia and across the NFP sector. Thank you for all you do in your community.Alison Covington
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Good360
Thank you to the organisers for being brave enough to hold a face to face event. Your support for Third Sector organisations, both large and small provides a wonderful boost to their workers and supporters. It was a fantastic night in all ways, ambiance, food, wine and entertainment.  I felt very lucky and privileged to be there. Every detail was incredibly well organised, right down to supplying masks for those who had forgotten the theme was ‘Masquerade’. I think you managed to hold the perfect Post Covid celebration. Congratulations. I will certainly be there in 2022  if I am fortunate enough to be invited.
Thank you to the organisers for being brave enough to hold a face to face event. Your support for Third Sector organisations, both large and small provides a wonderful boost to their workers and supporters. It was a fantastic night in all ways, ambiance, food, wine and entertainment. I felt very lucky and privileged to be there. Every detail was incredibly well organised, right down to supplying masks for those who had forgotten the theme was ‘Masquerade’. I think you managed to hold the perfect Post Covid celebration. Congratulations. I will certainly be there in 2022 if I am fortunate enough to be invited.Christine Bishop
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Odyssey House Board member
Through recognitions not only from Third Sector but from within the education system, people are starting to notice what we are doing, and this helps us build more partnerships,” <br> <br> Winner of 2019  CEO of the Year
Through recognitions not only from Third Sector but from within the education system, people are starting to notice what we are doing, and this helps us build more partnerships,”

Winner of 2019 CEO of the Year
Lindsay Cane AM
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Former CEO of Royal Far West
Through recognitions not only from Third Sector but from within the education system, people are starting to notice what we are doing, and this helps us build more partnerships,” Cara said. She aims to grow from 600 to 1000 scholars in the next five years. <br> <br> Winner of 2019  CEO of the Year
Through recognitions not only from Third Sector but from within the education system, people are starting to notice what we are doing, and this helps us build more partnerships,” Cara said. She aims to grow from 600 to 1000 scholars in the next five years.

Winner of 2019 CEO of the Year
Cara Varian
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CEO - The Harding Miller Education Foundation
Being acknowledged by one’s peers and colleagues is the ultimate honour – my sincere thanks to everyone who generously supported my nomination and thank you to my dedicated team and our clients for enabling me to make a difference. Recognition of this award is recognition for Royal Far West, and it will help us to continue to grow our services for kids in rural and remote communities.
Being acknowledged by one’s peers and colleagues is the ultimate honour – my sincere thanks to everyone who generously supported my nomination and thank you to my dedicated team and our clients for enabling me to make a difference. Recognition of this award is recognition for Royal Far West, and it will help us to continue to grow our services for kids in rural and remote communities.Riley Saban
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Partnership Opportunities

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