Canberra Gold Award

The Chief Minister's Canberra Gold Award recognises the unique contribution made by individuals and groups who have chosen to make a long-term commitment to the ACT. Through this award, the ACT Government celebrates this dedication by honouring individuals and groups who have resided or operated in the ACT for fifty years or more.

Chief Minister's Canberra Gold Awards are distributed each year as part of Canberra's birthday celebrations. Individual award recipients will receive a pin and a certificate and group award recipients receive a certificate. 

Criteria - Individual

The award is open to individuals who have lived in the ACT for fifty years or more as at 12 March each year. Any individual may nominate a person for the award.

Criteria - Group

The award is open to those groups, businesses, clubs, societies, organisations, associations and teams who have been present in the ACT for fifty years or more as at 12 March each year. Nominations should be made by the owner, President, Chief Executive, Director, spokesperson or otherwise appropriate person in charge of the group. Individuals wishing to nominate a group are encouraged to contact the group to propose a nomination be made.


The nomination form should be completed and submitted by the end of January each year. A brief background may be included with the nomination. For further information please contact Chief Minister's Support and Protocol, on +61 2 6205 3031.

Submit online online nomination form

Or download the nomination form:

Canberra Gold brochure and nomination form here (PDF documentPDF 174KB) (Word documentWord 790KB)

Or mailed to:
Chief Minister's Support and Protocol
GPO Box 158
Canberra ACT 2601

Or emailed to:

Please take note that all information provided through the nomination process will be collated by the ACT Heritage Library and will subsequently be accessible to the public for research purposes. Recipient details may also be publicly announced on occasion.