Sir John Monash Awards


Monash is served by amazing volunteers who give their time to achieve remarkable things. While they give so much to our community, this is an opportunity to give back to them.

2023 marks the 10th anniversary the Monash Awards have been held. Over the course of the decade, 100s of people have been recognised for giving their time and skills to the Monash community.

Nominations closed Sunday 11 June 2023.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for this year's Monash Awards. Nominees and nominators will be contacted in the coming months to attend an Awards ceremony on Thursday 26 October at the Museum of Australian Photography in Wheelers Hill.

For more information

Please call Jenny on 9518 3619 or email

Nomination guidelines

Guidelines to assist you with your nomination:

  • Nominees can be nominated in only 1 category (not multiple categories)
  • People who were nominated in previous Sir John Monash Awards are eligible to be nominated again  (Monash Award recipients are ineligible for future awards nominations)
  • Ensure the word count for submissions are between 200 - 1000 words
  • Please ensure contact details are completed to the best of your ability
  • When providing information about your nominee, it is important to highlight their achievements. Please provide examples with as much detail as possible, including relevant dates, etc
  • To assist your nomination, include supporting documentation such as photos, articles, personal references and other relevant information
  • Describe the positive difference the nominee has made to a community, group, individual or business
  • Aim to answer this question in your nomination: “How has the nominee been an inspiration, role model, shown leadership or overcome particular challenges?”
  • Indicate how long the nominee has been involved in the activity they are being nominated for and the degree of their contribution
  • If your nominee has received other awards or been acknowledged in other ways, please note this in your nomination
  • It is advised to select up to three or four major activities and focus on these in your nomination. Other activities can be mentioned but not fully detailed
  • Please indicate clearly whether the nominee has performed voluntary work or is associated with paid employment.


Previous Award Winners

A presentation for 2021 and 2022 Monash Awards recipients took place at Huntingtower Performing Arts Centre, on Wednesday 5 October 2022.

About Sir John Monash

General Sir John Monash, for whom Monash is named, was a civil engineer and volunteer soldier during World War 1.

By the end of the war, he had risen to the highest rank in the Australian Army and is regarded as one of Australia's greatest heroes. It is only fitting that these awards are named after Sir John Monash.