Cassowary Awards nomination forms

Online nomination form

The Cassowary Awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate outstanding individuals, groups or organisations who have made exceptional contributions to the protection and presentation of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. 

Champions of the Wet Tropics can be found anywhere. They can be children, your neighbour or even an organisation. If someone you know has made a positive difference to the Wet Tropics, nominate them today.

To nominate, please complete the online form below (preferred) or click on the links in the green box to download a fillable PDF. 

More information about the Cassowary Awards can be downloaded here.

Please call 0448 248 944  if you have any queries.

Nominations close Monday 19 April 2021

Note: An * implies a required field that must be filled in.

Details of person or organisation being nominated

Name (person or organisation)*


Email *

Postal Address*

Photo of nominee and other supporting documentation

If you have a photo of the nominee or other supporting documentation, please email it to with the subject heading Cassowary Awards.

Category for Nomination*

Nominees can be nominated in more than 1 category (except for the Young Cassowary Award)

Learn more about the categories

Conservation & Rehabilitation
Tourism & Presentation
People Country Culture
Community Champions
Local Government & industry initiatives
Climate Change Leadership
Young Cassowary Award

Has the nominee been informed of their nomination?

Has this nominee received a Cassowary Award previously?

Does the nominee accept the nomination?

Reason for Nomination (max. 250 words for each criterion)

Where a previous recipient of a Cassowary Award is nominated, contributions and achievements will be considered if:

  • They are of a different nature to those recognised by the previous Award. In this case, such contributions and achievements could have occurred prior to receiving the previous Award and may or may not have continued up to date.
  • They are a continuation of contributions and achievements recognised by the previous Award. However, only the contributions and achievements made since receiving the previous Award will be considered.

In relation to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and its values, how does the nominee demonstrate excellence in their field?

How long has the nominee been working in their field of interest?

How does the nominee demonstrate creativity, innovation and leadership?

What were the challenges faced by the nominee in reaching their achievements and, if any, how did they overcome these challenges?

Details of Person Making Nomination

Name (person or organisation)*

Telephone Number*

Email *

Postal Address*


Details of Person Who Can Best Provide Further Information

Name (person or organisation)*

Telephone Number*


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