Outstanding Community Service Awards

There are lots of people who work quietly away with little recognition to make our communities better places to live. We recognise their valuable contributions through the Outstanding Community Service Awards.

Calling Tasman’s unsung heroes

What do you call a person always on hand to help?

Who is that person working tirelessly in our Tasman communities, assisting at sports clubs, volunteering in environmental groups or helping with the administration of community organisations? We call them unsung superheroes, or the perfect nominee for an Outstanding Community Service Award.

Every year we seek those people who quietly and confidently keep Tasman ticking over voluntarily. If you know one of these unsung heroes who works away quietly with little recognition or reward, please get in touch and nominate them for one of our Outstanding Community Service Awards.

How often


Time of year

Nominations close on 31 August annually. 


These are invited from the public. Nomination forms are available from all Council Offices and Libraries and give an outline of the type of information you need to include.

Outstanding Community Service Award Nomination Form.pdf (pdf 196 KB)


Nominees must be residents of Tasman District to qualify. They must have been involved in a range of voluntary activities that have benefited their community for 20 years or more. NOTE: Fire Service Personnel must have served 35 years to be eligible.

Outstanding Community Service Awards Guide (pdf 5.1 MB)

Selection process

A committee comprising the Mayor and other members of Council meets to evaluate the nominees and their contributions. These awards are presented at a special ceremony with the Mayor.

Further information

For more information please contact us

Our 2023 Award Recipients

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