Nominations for the 2018 Award open 8 December 2017
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Following are a number of the most frequently asked questions - if your questions are not addressed below please don't hesitate to contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

What does the winner receive?

The winner receives a purse of $25,000 with the aim that these funds would be used to further their work in promoting and protecting Australia's heritage.

What are the winner's responsibilities?

Two speaking engagements with nationally recognised organisations will be arranged for the winner during their Medal award year.

In addition to these two speaking engagements the Medal winner must make themselves available to give an address at the following year's Medal award ceremony in Bathurst.

In agreeing to be nominated each nominee agrees to meet these speaking engagement obligations in the event that they win the Medal.

When do nominations close? 

The closing date for nominations for the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal is 5pm Friday 23 February 2018.

How do you prepare a nomination?

When filling out the nomination form it is important to provide specific examples of how the nominee’s contribution(s) to protecting, promoting or enhancing Australia’s heritage has been outstanding.

In addition to providing a list of appointments or positions held by the nominee, it is helpful to include examples that best show how the nominee has gone above and beyond what could be reasonably expected of someone in their efforts to protect, promote or enhance Australia’s heritage. In preparing the nomination, time should be devoted to considering why you think the nominee’s service and achievements are outstanding and worthy of recognition through the Frequently Asked Questions: Awarding of the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal.

Does the nominee need to know they are being nominated?

Yes, the nominee must agree to be nominated, with their signature providing proof of agreement on the nomination form.

Is it necessary to provide referees?

Yes, the names and address of individuals who would be in a position to comment directly on the nominee’s service should be provided. As a general guide, about four referees are required for each nomination.

Are nominations confidential?

All nominations are strictly confidential and the information provided will be used only to assist the Selection Committee in considering the merits of the nomination.

How long does it take for nominations to be considered?

The selection committee processes all nominations in order of receipt. Following receipt, each nomination is thoroughly researched and referees are contacted. When all relevant information has been obtained, the nomination is submitted to the Selection Committee for consideration. This process can take up to 6 weeks.

How are recipients told of their award?

Recipients are advised in writing of their award of the Medal. The name of the successful nominee is published each year in early May to commemorate Governor Lachlan Macquarie’s proclamation of Bathurst as a settlement in 1815.

Are nominators advised of the progress of their nomination?

Nominators and nominees are advised of the outcome of their nomination approximately one week prior to the official publication of the Award details.

More information or help

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ph: (02) 6333 6205  Office of the Mayor, Bathurst Regional Council NSW

Nomination checklist

  • Nominee has been informed of nomination and has signed agreement to be nominated
  • Nomination form has been signed and wholly completed
  • All relevant reference materials are included in submission
  • Provide a high resolution image of the nominee (jpeg file format min 1Mb)
  • Nomination form, supporting documents, high resolution image and digital video have been
    submitted prior to closing date (5pm Friday 23 February, 2018)
  • Shortlisted nominees will be requested to supply a one minute video for inclusion i nthe Awards night presentation. A brief for the video will be provided at the time of advice regarding shortlistng.


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