Nominate a local Hero, nominations for the 2023 Awards will be opening in February 2023.

Waverley Council’s annual Local Hero Awards recognise those in our community who are passionate about making a difference, and those dedicated to making Waverley a special place to live.

There are six award categories:

  • Strengthening Community: Recognises the important and inspirational work of an individual to a community organisation, in the area of community services, wellbeing and community safety.
  • Community Life: Recognises an individual that has made a valuable contribution to the community through the fields of sports, arts, recreation or culture.
  • Community Volunteer: Recognises the time and effort that a community volunteer has given to an organisation or cause.
  • Working Together: Recognises the outstanding work and contribution of a community group.
  • Second Nature Champion: Recognises an individual who has made a significant voluntary contribution to environmental sustainability.
  • Young Local Hero: Recognises the great efforts of a young person aged between 12 and 24 years who has inspired others in the Waverley community.

The Awards are a celebration of community giving. No matter what age, our Local Heroes are all linked by a spirit of generosity, a desire to help others and by doing so they make our community stronger.


Nominations for Waverley Council’s 2023 Local Hero Awards will be opening in early February. This will be your opportunity to nominate a friend, colleague or relative to be one of our Local Heroes, recognising their contributions to our community.

More information


Contact: Local Connections Coordinator
Phone: 9083 8916