The NSW Government is inviting the public to nominate their local “heritage heroes” for this year’s 10th anniversary Heritage Volunteer Awards, Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George said today.

First introduced in 2002, these annual NSW Government awards recognise the exceptional contribution to heritage conservation, management and promotion made by unsung “heritage heroes” - volunteers who sacrifice their time to protect heritage treasures. “If you know of an individual or organisation which has contributed to the conservation, management or promotion of heritage in your local community, we’d love to hear from you,” Mr George said.

“These awards pay tribute to the men and women who have volunteered their time and effort towards ensuring that our State’s unique history and heritage are protected for future generations.

“Our volunteers contribute to conserving heritage in a great variety of ways from education, fundraising, historical research and interpretation to management, physical conservation and the undertaking of surveys and studies.

“These awards offer local communities the chance to acknowledge the wonderful work being undertaken by these volunteers.

“Volunteers like our ‘heritage heroes’ and those who work in national parks on important projects like bush regeneration and wildlife counts are to be congratulated for making significant contributions to local communities.

The awards are presented within the following categories:

The nomination form and list of criteria for the 2012 NSW Government Heritage Volunteers Awards program can be downloaded from

Nominations close on Friday, 12 October 2012

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.