Nominations for the NSW Youth Work Awards Are Now Closed

This year has had its challenges but we have witnessed some amazing new youth work practices, a commitment from workers to supporting young people and a resilience amongst youth workers to ensure that young people are kept at the centre of their work.  

Remember to register for a ticket! 

This year, the awards will be hosted online. It will be a different and new way to celebrate but we would like everyone to have the opportunity to join the celebration



Invite your friends, invite colleagues and invite your young people. 

Plan a party at your work! This is a day for celebrating and who better to celebrate with then those who recognise the hard work youth workers do every day.  
Once you register, we will send updated information on what to expect for the awards. 




Youth Action founded the NSW Youth Work Awards in 2013 to create an annual celebration of the exceptional work of youth services and youth workers across NSW.



There are 11 categories to celebrate the diversity of youth work in NSW, including: 

  • Outstanding Use of Data and Evaluation
  • Outstanding Partnership  
  • Outstanding Youth Participation  
  • Outstanding Work with Young People from Diverse Backgrounds and Experiences  
  • Outstanding Work with Aboriginal Young People  
  • Outstanding Work with Regional Young People  
  • NSW Youth Sector Volunteer of the Year  
  • NSW Youth Service of the Year  
  • NSW Emerging Youth Worker of the Year 
  • NSW Youth Worker of the Year  
  • Lifetime Achievement Award 

 The awards will be held on October 15 from 2-4pm. More details to be announced.