Waverley Local Hero Awards


The Waverley area has an enviable reputation for its sense of community, having a high number of passionate, spirited residents who do amazing things for our community. Our proud sense of belonging makes Waverley a destination where visitors come for miles to feel part of something.

Waverley's residents contribute their time selflessly and tirelessly to many and varied local causes, services and charities - helping to make Waverley a safer, cleaner and greener place to live. A fact backed by 2011 Census data indicating 17.5% of Waverley residents and 20% of our youth (15 to 25 years) are actively involved in volunteering. A significant contribution compared with 15% for the Greater Sydney region.

Each year, through its Local Hero Awards Waverley Council recognises and awards unique individuals whose outstanding achievements or significant contribution boosts our lively community spirit. We ask you to letus know who these unique and generous individuals are.

Award categories

  • Local Hero Award – our annual award
  • Young Local Hero Award – for those under 25 years of age
  • Best of the Best –awarded to one of our Local Hero’s every four years.

Nominations for our 2016 Local Hero Awards closed on the 31st December 2016, the winners of these awards will be announced in April 2017.

Council will open nominations for 2017 Local Hero Awards later in the year. To receive notification of when our 2017 awards are open for nomination please email connected@waverley.nsw.gov.au

History of Local Hero Awards

Please click to view the history of the Local Hero Awards, including previous recipients.

For more information, please contact:
Local Connections Coordinator
Email: connected@waverley.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 9083 8916 

More information

Local Connections Coordinator
Phone: 9083 8916