The Northern Beaches Council Eco Awards celebrate ordinary people doing extraordinary things for the conservation of our environment and recognises community members who have volunteered their time and effort to enhance the region's diverse and valuable natural habitat. 

Eco Awards 2023 entries are now closed.


  1. Caring for our Bushland
    Recognises individuals who are working to conserve and restore Northern Beaches bushland and promote biodiversity of native flora species.
  2. Caring for our Waterways
    Recognises people who are protecting or improving the condition of our receiving waters, riparian areas and aquatic ecosystems including lagoons, creeks and estuaries.
  3. Caring for our Coast
    Recognises individuals who demonstrate initiative in protecting, restoring and enhancing our marine and coastal ecosystems.
  4. Caring for our Native Animals
    Recognises individuals committed to protecting Northern Beaches native animals - marine and terrestrial. Individuals may be providing direct care for wildlife or indirectly, for example improving the ecological condition of key habitats, reducing the impact of pest species or working to improve our wildlife corridors.
  5. Sustainable Resources Award
    Acknowledges an individual or community organisation whose vision is to rethink how we sustainably manage our resources by reducing waste or re-using, repurposing or recycling used materials, with demonstrable results of diverting a significant amount of waste from landfill or extending the life of used materials.
  6. Sustainability & Climate Change Award
    Acknowledges those who have taken active steps improve sustainability or respond to climate change, for example by taking part in Council’s Charge Ahead program to reduce their carbon emissions, or are working to ensure the community is more resilient to the effects of climate change.
  7. Individual Achievement Awards
    Youth - Acknowledges a young person between the ages of 16 and 25 who has demonstrated a dynamic approach to increasing awareness and taking action on environmental conservation or resource issues either at school or in the community.
    Lifetime - Recognises a person or persons who have devoted more than 25 years of their time to our natural environment, and for their demonstrated ongoing commitment to maintain, conserve and improve our unique environment on the Northern Beaches.


  • The Individual Achievement Award (Youth) must be between 16 and 25 years of age on 7 May 2023.
  • Work must have been performed in the Northern Beaches local government area
  • Work must have been carried out in the last 2 years, except for the Individual Achievement Award (Lifetime Achievement) which recognises work over 25 years 

View full list of nomination criteria

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Eco Awards 2023 entries are now closed.

Previous winners

Northern Beaches Eco Awards 2023 - Nomination Guidelines and Criteria

Guidelines and criteria to nominate people doing extraordinary things for the conservation of our region’s diverse and valuable natural habitat.

Eco Award Winners 2021

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Eco Award Winners 2022

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Northern Beaches Eco Awards - Nomination Form

The Northern Beaches Eco Awards are open to people from all walks of life - ‘Ordinary people doing extraordinary things for the conservation of the Northern Beaches environment’.