Nominate your Everyday Hero

Nominate your Everyday Hero

The Everyday Heroes Awards provide an opportunity for us to recognise and reward those going above and beyond the call of duty to make Queensland a better and safer place to live.

Nominations are still open and provide an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the silent heroes among the ranks of our frontline public servants, who help their communities in times of need.

Judged by the Commissioners for Police, Fire and Emergency, Ambulance and Corrective Services, Director of the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Dr Dines, and Melissa Downes, award winners are selected based on their proven track record of professional commitment and community dedication, commonly through fundraising and charity work, supporting the vulnerable or disadvantaged, mentoring and leadership or spreading community awareness.

The 2016 awards event will be held at Queensland University of Technology on Friday, June 10. Award winners will be announced in the following categories:

  • Achievement
  • Dedication
  • Excellence
  • Ownership
  • Working Together
  • Young Everyday Hero Award

This year, for the first time, a new award category has been announced with the Young Everyday Hero Award; aiming to highlight the efforts of community-minded individuals aged between 12 and 17.

Nominations are open now and close on May 2. The judging period will date from May 2 to May 15. The finalists will be announced May 17 and winners announced at the awards event on June 10.

All local, state and federal government employees and volunteers who live in Queensland are eligible. It only takes a few short minutes to nominate online.

All finalists will be notified by phone on May 17. Winners will be announced at the awards lunch on June 10, hosted by Melissa Downes, Channel Nine News.

For further information contact QPCU on 13 77 28 or