About the Awards
The Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals and Honour Roll pay tribute to the many outstanding people who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to promote social cohesion and harmony across our state.
There are 12 award categories:
Community Languages Teacher Medal
This award recognises the achievements of an outstanding and innovative teacher who instills knowledge and a lifelong love of language and culture in students.
This award recognises a person under the age of 25 who has helped create, welcome and support inter-cultural connections and understanding between people from diverse backgrounds.
Arts & Culture Medal
This award recognises the achievements of an individual who has promoted cultural understanding, and artistic endeavours within or between communities of different cultural and/or linguistic backgrounds.
Lifetime Community Service Medal
This award recognises an individual’s commitment to community service within a migrant community. The contribution will have had a significant and lasting impact on the social or cultural wellbeing of the community that spans over 30 years.
NSW Human Rights Medal
This prestigious medal recognises an individual who has made a lasting and meaningful contribution to advancing human rights in NSW.
Regional Unity Medal
This award recognises the contribution of an individual who has significantly benefited the economic, social and cultural wellbeing and unity of a regional community. For the purpose of this award ‘regional’, is defined as being outside the greater metropolitan area of Sydney.
Stepan Kerkyasharian AO Community Harmony Medal
This award recognises an individual’s contribution and achievement in facilitating and promoting social cohesion, understanding and acceptance between members of different cultural or faith communities in NSW.
Corporate Business Excellence Medal
This award recognises the outstanding achievements of a business in creating employment or other opportunities that value and promote diversity and inclusion.
Dr G.K. Harinath OAM Not for Profit Business Excellence Medal
This award recognises the outstanding achievements of a not for profit who has promoted diversity and inclusion in their programming.
Local Government Business Excellence Medal
This award recognises the outstanding achievements of a Local Government organisation who has worked to develop and support a diverse local community.
This award recognises the achievements of an individual or sporting code who has promoted cultural understanding and sporting endeavours within or between communities of different cultural and/or linguistic backgrounds.
Language Services Medal
This award recognises the achievements of an interpreter or translator for the role they play in ensuring that the community of NSW has access to essential information and services.