2018 ACT Woman of the Year Awards Nominations now open – closing 17 January 2018

Recognising Outstanding Women in our Community

The ACT Women’s Awards honour individual women who have made an outstanding contribution to the lives of women and girls in the ACT.

Everyone knows a Canberra woman who makes a real difference to the lives of others. Some are high profile women, and some have a very low profile. Being nominated by your own community can mean just as much as winning an award. The ACT Women’s Awards are just one way of saying thank you to the excellent work women do across Canberra.


Nominations are being received online through the SmartyGrants system. To submit a nomination visit SmartyGrants website.

Additional information about the nominee or supporting material such as personal references, resumes, newspaper articles can be added to the SmartyGrants nomination form.

Please note that self-nominations will not be considered.


  • ACT Woman of the Year - all nominees are automatically considered in this category.
  • ACT Senior Woman of the Year - nominees 60 years and over at 8 March 2018.
  • ACT Young Woman of the Year - nominees 16 – 25 years at 8 March 2018.

Selection criteria

Nominees will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Outstanding contribution in improving the status and lives of women and girls in the ACT.

Linking in with other awards

Winners of each category of the 2018 ACT Women’s Awards, will be automatically included in the ACT Women’s Honour Roll.   Recipients of each category of 2018 ACT Women’s Awards will also be entered for consideration for the Australian of the Year Awards, unless the nominee requests otherwise.

Nominee details will be forwarded for consideration for other relevant ACT Government Awards unless the nominator or nominee requests otherwise.


1 December 2017 – nominations open at 9am

17 January 2018 – nominations close at 5pm

March 2018 – ACT Women’s Awards Ceremony

Need help or more information?

If you need assistance or have any enquiries, please contact the ACT Office for Women on (02) 6205 3614 or 6205 0515

Need help or more information? Please contact ACT Office for Women, Telephone (02) 6205 3614 or (02) 6205 0515 or email women@act.gov.au