Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George MP today announced nominations for the 2016 NSW Carers Awards are open.

The NSW Carers Awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the dedication, commitment and valuable contributions of the more than 850,000 unpaid carers across NSW.

Mr George said one in 10 people in NSW dedicate their time to caring for someone who needs care because of disability, mental illness, a chronic health condition, dementia or ageing.

“The incredible unpaid support given by carers enriches both the lives of others and our entire community,” Mr George said.

“If you know someone who cares for others, I would encourage you to nominate them today.”

This year, 10 awards are available for individuals and organisations to be honoured during Carers Week, which runs from Sunday 16 – Saturday 22 October 2016.

The ten recipients will receive their award at a Carers Week ceremony at Parliament House, where the 2016 NSW Carer of the Year will be announced.

Nominations for the NSW Carers Awards 2016 close on Sunday 10 July 2016 at midnight, and can be made online at

Contact Details:

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