South Australians are encouraged to nominate someone who has made a significant contribution to the lives of Aboriginal people in our state.

The Premier’s NAIDOC Award recognises the outstanding achievements of a South Australian who has dedicated their time and effort to making a genuine and long-lasting difference to the lives of Aboriginal people in South Australia.

If this sounds like someone you know and they are a South Australian resident over the age of 18, nominate them for this respected award.

The Premier’s NAIDOC Award ceremony includes presenting the Dr Alice Rigney Prize to a young Aboriginal person dedicated to their education, who is in years 10-12 at one of South Australia’s state-run Aboriginal schools or programs. The prize is named in honour of Dr Alice (Alitya) Rigney, who was a pioneering Aboriginal educator and first female Aboriginal primary school principal.

The award recipients will be announced in July during NAIDOC Week, which is observed across Australia each year to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal people. The national theme this year is ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’

Nominations for the Premier’s NAIDOC Award are open for four weeks, closing at 5pm on Friday 3 June 2022.

Premier's NAIDOC Award 2022 nomination form
(PDF, 1.5 MB)