About the Third Sector Awards

The Third Sector awards present a special occasion for celebrating and recognising best NFP practice around Australia.

Providing an unbiased and objective point of reference, Third Sector and a team of judges scores hundreds of entries across multiple categories to showcase the very best in the sector.

How To Apply?

  • Select the desired category
  • Read through the criteria for each category to ensure you meet the requirements
  • Click on the NOMINATE button
  • Include <200 words for each, citing specific examples and including relevant links to support your applicant.


Emerging leader of the year

CEO of the year

Board director of the year

Volunteer of the year

Social entrepreneur of the year

Campaign / marketing executive of the year

Young leader of the year

Influencer of the Year - judge's choice

Small Charity of the Year (10 people or less)

Emerging NFP of the Year


The criteria for the awards is based on the following CSI values which we believe are central to creating social change:
  • Social impact
  • Outcomes measurement
  • Social innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Leadership
  • Systems Thinking

Awards and Nomination Enquiries:

Phone: +612 9247 6000

Email:  pearl.dy@thirdsector.com.au