The Premier’s NAIDOC Award recognises the outstanding achievements and service of an extraordinary South Australian who has made a significant contribution to the lives of Aboriginal people in South Australia.

The Premier’s NAIDOC Award 2021 will be presented in July during NAIDOC Week.

Nominations now open for the Premier’s NAIDOC Award 2021

If you know a South Australian resident, over the age of 18, who has made a significant contribution to the lives of Aboriginal people in South Australia, you can now nominate them for the Premier’s NAIDOC Award 2021.

Premier’s NAIDOC Award 2021 nomination form (PDF, 1.5 MB)

To submit a nomination, please forward a completed nomination form marked ‘confidential’ by email to NAIDOC@sa.gov.au or by post to:

The Premier's NAIDOC Award
c/- Grant Hickman
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation
GPO Box 320
ADELAIDE SA 5001

Nominations close at 5pm on Friday, 4 June 2021.

For further information, please call Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation on 08 8226 8900 or email NAIDOC@sa.gov.au.

Previous award winners

Past recipients of the Premier’s NAIDOC Award include:

  • 2019 – Uncle Lewis Yerloburka O’Brien AO
  • 2018 – Joyleen Thomas PSM
  • 2017 – Frank Wanganeen and Alice Rigney (posthumous award)
  • 2016 – Wendy Edmondson
  • 2015 – Lavene Ngatokorua and Kali Hayward
  • 2014 – Josie Agius
  • 2013 – Nici Cumpston
  • 2012 – Linda Clayton
  • 2011 – Vince Coulthard
  • 2010 – Marj Tripp
  • 2009 – Sharon Gollan
  • 2008 – Jean Agius
  • 2007 – Faith Thomas