About the award

This award is given annually to acknowledge an individual or group that has made an extraordinary voluntary contribution to protecting Australia's natural environment. Winners receive a $3000 prize and memento and are chosen based on the significance of the issues addressed, the outcomes, the degree of difficulty in achieving them, and the level of personal commitment involved. 

Find out more about the award and past winners.


Individuals or groups (excluding ACF staff and Councillors) can be nominated for their voluntary achievements at a local or national level.

How to apply

Please complete the nomination form below and supply the name of preferably at least two supporting referees.

Please ask the referees you have listed below to complete a referee form online and submit it before the nomination closing date. 

Closing date

Please complete and submit your reference using the form below by 5pm (AEST) Monday 31 August 2020.

For any enquiries, please contact at Jenni Burton on +61 3 9345 1127 or at [email protected]

Thank you for your nomination!