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How to nominate before 2 August 2021

Nominations are now CLOSED

Nominations have now open for the Golden Wattle Award 2021 until 9am 2nd August 2021.
The winner will be announced on Wednesday1 September 2021.

In 250 words (max.) please send your nomination and write why this Australian deserves honourable recognition for their work or actions that express the best of the Australian spirit.

Previous recipients of this award have included tennis greats Ashleigh Barty and Dylan Alcott,  (2019), Craig Challen and Richard Harris, underwater rescuers of the young Thai soccer team (2018), Samuel Johnson and his sister, Connie (2017), Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne and her champion strapper brother, Steve (2016), surfers Julian Wilson & Mick Fanning (2015), VC winner Ben Roberts-Smith (2014), Mel Irons a Tasmanian student and community activist (2013), Nobel Prize winner Professor Brian Schmidt (2012) and Tour De France Winner Cadel Evans (2011).

Please send your nominations with up to 250 words as to why this person's contributions deserve to be recognised to the

Please note that the The Wattle Day Committee's decision is final.