The NAIDOC Male Elder of the Year Award and Female Elder of the Year Award recognises respected and inspirational Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander role models and leaders.
Please use the following selection criteria to nominate an individual for the Elder Awards:
- Exemplifies the values important to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- Demonstrated commitment and contribution to benefit Indigenous people over the long term, and demonstrated achievement in this area
- The individual is an inspirational leader and role model
- Demonstrated involvement in the Indigenous community at the local, regional and/or national levels