Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander awards
Category: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
Aboriginal Health Workers and Aboriginal Health Practitioners are the essential conduit between traditional and western health services. They are critical to closing the health gap by delivering culturally safe, holistic and client focused care in often challenging circumstances and locations. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker and Practitioner Excellence Awards are an opportunity to showcase outstanding members of these professional groups while recognising and acknowledging the significant contribution they make to their families, communities and the NT healthcare system.
The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA), in 2019, initiated the first Public Health Medal for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have made a significant contribution to the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people via a public health approach. This Award is designed to be the Associations pre-eminent prize in Indigenous health. The Award is open for nomination every year.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scientist Award recognises research in the physical and biological sciences, allowing interdisciplinary and sociocultural research that could straddle the social sciences and humanities, by outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PhD students and early- and mid-career scientists. It aims to support their research and/or the expansion and growth of their research networks and international knowledge exchange through visits to relevant international centres of research.
The Ethnic Business Awards (EBA’s) recognise the outstanding accomplishments of Migrant and Indigenous entrepreneurs. They highlight the contribution made to Australia by these people. As Australia’s longest running business awards, these awards are the most prestigious of their kind.
Since 2010 the Indigenous Business Awards have highlighted the outstanding success of our First Nation’s businessmen and women. These have been integrated with the Ethnic Business Awards.
Launched in 2020, the National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA), provide a vibrant and exciting platform to celebrate the innovation, diversity and ethical practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and fashion designers, whilst contributing to the capacity building of the sector.
The National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) are recognised as one of Australia’s most prominent Indigenous music awards. The NIMAs showcase the rich musical landscape of Australia and highlight the music coming from all corners of the country. The Awards bring together acts who are yet to make their mark on the world alongside those who have achieved international acclaim, such as Gurrumul & Jessica Mauboy. Held annually, the NIMAS bring audiences from all over Australia together to applaud the winners, enjoy the performances and soak up the ambiance of a night for music lovers of all ages and all cultures.
The annual National NAIDOC Week Awards Ceremony recognises the outstanding contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make to improve the lives of people in their communities and beyond, and to promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues in the wider community.
The Telstra Best Business Awards are one of the most reputable and respected business awards programs within Australia. The awards were created to give small to medium-sized businesses a platform to celebrate achievements and stories with their peers, and opportunities to learn from Australia's best business minds. The awards categories include: Outstanding Growth, Embracing Innovation, Accelerating Women, Championing Health, Building Communities, Indigenous Excellence and Promoting Sustainability. The award application process involves three phases: a questionnaire (stage 1), video submissions (stage 2) and a written submission (stage 3). The shortlisted businesses will then participate in a Q&A. Stage 1 usually opens in June and closes in July. Stage 2 usually opens and closes in August. Stage 3 usually opens and closes in September.
N.B: Please keep in mind that awards programs regularly shift their dates. New awards programs open up regularly. Established awards programs can cease running with little notice. While we endeavour to keep this list as up-to-date as possible, we can’t guarantee 100% accuracy.