Nominations are now open for the 2023 NSW Women of the Year Awards and following a backflip from Labor, the Regional Woman of the Year Award has been reinstated.

Member for Manly, James Griffin said the annual awards play an important role in recognising inspirational women from diverse backgrounds across metropolitan and regional NSW.

“These awards are a wonderful opportunity to honour the women and girls who are making a real difference to our communities,” Mr Griffin said.

“When we recognise the outstanding contributions women and girls make to society, we empower and inspire them to continue creating positive and lasting changes.”

“We all have a responsibility to be loud and proud of women’s achievements and to celebrate their determination, bravery, skill and passion,” Mr Griffin said.

Nominations are open for the following six categories:

  • Woman of Excellence
  • Aboriginal Woman of the Year
  • Community Hero of the Year
  • Young Woman of the Year
  • Regional Woman of the Year
  • One to Watch

The ‘One to Watch’ category is in its fourth year. This Award recognises girls aged 7 to 17, who have supported others through acts of courage, strength, determination and kindness.

Mr Griffin said, “The One to Watch award is our way of giving a huge shout out to rising young super stars who are showing strength and resilience.”

More information about each of the Award categories and how to nominate can be found at:

Nominations close 11:59pm, Tuesday 24 October 2023 (this has been extended from the previous closing date of 11:59pm, Sunday 8 October 2023).