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Karen Rolls
Events Coordinator 

Phone: 02 9242 4050 
karen.rolls@lgnsw.org.au

LGNSW grants four awards for long-serving elected members as follows:

  • Emeritus Mayor
  • Outstanding Service
  • Merit Award
  • LGNSW Medal

How to apply

To apply for the LGNSW Awards, please complete the online form (one form per nominee)

  • A copy of the order form and an invoice will be emailed to your council.
  • Please allow a minimum of four weeks for delivery of the award after receipt of order.
  • The general manager’s tick-box on the form indicates that the information is correct and has (wherever possible) been checked with the recipient of the award. Re-printing incorrect certificates may incur a fee.
  • You will be asked to supply what the recipient has done to show their commitment and dedication to the pursuit of excellence for the community of a local government.

Emeritus Mayor

The Emeritus Mayor award provides ongoing recognition to those who have served as a Mayor. Academic institutions recognise their retiring valued members with the title of Emeritus Professor; LGNSW recognises senior members as Emeritus Mayors.

Eligibility criteria

  • ‘Emeritus Mayor’ can be conferred only on a former mayor who has served five (5) years as a mayor.
  • The title cannot be used while in office.

Description of award
The recipient will receive a certificate and lapel pin that recognises service as a mayor to a council. Lapel pins can also be ordered for those Emeritus Mayors awarded the title before August 2016. The lapel pin is presented in an embossed presentation case. Access the online order form.

LGNSW has discretion to withhold or withdraw the conferral of the Emeritus Mayor award if a proposed recipient/recipient engages in behaviour that is likely to (or does) discredit the local government sector.

Outstanding Service

Eligibility criteria

  • Elected members who have completed a cumulative total of at least 20 years of service to local government in NSW.
  • Local government service of councillors whose term of office was terminated because of an amalgamation or boundary change proclamation (issued under 218A and 281B of the Local Government Act 1993 in the 2015 round of council mergers) shall be recognised as continuous, where such councillors are returned to the new council at the next election.

Description of award
A rhodium medal featuring LGNSW’s logo with the recipient’s name and the year of presentation engraved on the reverse side, presented in an embossed presentation case.

For those who continue to serve, and at retirement have completed 25 or more years of service, a "Bar" with the total number of years served inscribed upon it can be affixed to the original medal.

A Certificate of Service acknowledges the work of retiring or long-serving elected members.

Merit Award

A Merit Award acknowledges the work of retiring or long-serving elected members.

Eligibility criteria

  • Retired elected members who have completed two terms (eight years).
  • Currently serving elected members who have completed three terms (12 years).
  • Local government service of councillors whose term of office was terminated because of an amalgamation or boundary change proclamation (issued under 218A and 281B of the Local Government Act 1993 in the 2015 round of council mergers) shall be recognised as continuous, where such councillors are returned to the new council at the next election.
  • Must show commitment and dedicated to the pursuit if achievement for the community of a local government.

Description of award
A4 certificate presented in a black frame.

LGNSW Medal

Eligibility criteria
Must have performed an exceptional service, had an outstanding achievement and/or made significant contributions that advance the goals of the local government sector or made personal contributions that have benefited the community within the concept of local government.

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