2024 New South Wales
Sustainability Awards

2024 New South Wales Sustainability Awards

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2024 NSW Sustainability Awards deadline extended to July 30!

The Banksia Foundation is excited to launch the 2024 NSW Sustainability Awards, where we continue our collaboration with the NSW Government, through the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment & Water (DCCEEW), to ensure that sustainability trailblazers are well recognised and celebrated.

Together with the DCCEEW, we are dedicated to fostering sustainable practices and positive change throughout New South Wales. Our mission is to be the catalyst of transformative action that will drive sustainable innovation, inspire collaboration, and ultimately create a more sustainable future for the people and environment of NSW.

Key Dates

Entries Open: April 18 2024

Online Information Session: Watch recording

Entries Close: July 30 2024

Interviews: August-Sep 2024

Finalists Announced: Sep 20 2024

Awards Presentation: Oct 31 2024

Why Enter?

Entering the NSW Sustainability Awards offers a multitude of benefits that extend far beyond award recognition:

  • Showcase your business or project as a leader in sustainability.
  • Gain visibility and attract attention from potential investors, partners, and customers who prioritise sustainability.
  • Ensure your staff, team, or volunteers are rewarded and recognised for their efforts and contribution.
  • Receive valuable feedback and insights from the rigorous evaluation process, helping you enhance your sustainability initiatives.
  • Reflect on your achievements and results, and refine your communication through the Entry Process.
  • Access a vibrant community of like-minded individuals and organisations, fostering connections and collaborations.
Celebrating the winners at the Awards Presentation!

The winners of the 2023 NSW Sustainability Awards were revealed during our Award Presentation, with special guest The Hon. Penny Sharpe, MLC, who serves as the Minister for Climate Change, Minister for Energy, Minister for the Environment, and Minister for Heritage. The event took place at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney on Thursday, December 7th 2023. We are grateful to the museum for graciously hosting this occasion at their stunning venue.

Thank you to our event partners MCI and AV1.

Sustainable Development Goals

The NSW Sustainability Awards are deeply rooted in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a comprehensive framework designed to address the world’s most pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges. For businesses, embracing the SDGs can bring numerous benefits, providing a strategic lens to assess and align operations, products, and services with sustainable practices.

Not sure where to start? We strongly encourage you to report and reflect on your SDG achievements by completing the SDG Align Benchmark. This report allows you to assess your progress, identify areas for improvement, and showcase your contributions towards the SDGs. It also helps you determine which specific SDGs and award categories align best with your efforts.

Thank you to our partners


Our award categories are the core of what we do and proudly align with the UN SDGs.


Learn about how to enter, the Submission Document and how to prepare your entry.


Be inspired by previous NSW Banksia Sustainability Award finalists and winners.