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The Honour Awards is an annual event which acknowledges outstanding service to, or achievement within NSW’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community.

Now in their tenth year, the Honour Awards provides NSW’s LGBTI community with an important opportunity to recognise excellence, and celebrate achievement within our community, as well as the difference that particular community members make in our lives.



2015 Honour Award winners (photo courtesy of John McRae)

Community members are invited to nominate people or organisations they admire for the service they have provided or the contributions they have made, be they big or small. 

Nominations are FREE and can be submitted in eight (8) categories:

  • Business
  • Media
  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Visual Arts (Cayte Latta Memorial Award) 
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Community Organisation
  • Young Achiever
  • Community Hero

A judging panel selects four finalists from the nominees in each category. Winners receive a range of gifts and all 32 finalists – as well as the first person who nominates them – receive a free ticket to the gala event.




Guests celebrate at the 2015 Honour Awards

Join the finalists and celebrate the dynamic spirit of our community at an inspirational awards ceremony, as well as a fabulously fun cocktail party.

WHEN     Thursday 29 September 2016, from 6:30pm

WHERE   Ivy Ballroom, 330 George St, Sydney

COST      $85 per person

Guests will enjoy: 

  • delicious canapés
  • quality wines, beers, juices and soft drinks
  • great entertainment
  • a silent auction with $100,000 of items including luxury holidays, jewellery, art, furniture, homewares, electronic devices, unique experiences, 5-star dining, accommodation and entertainment packages.

Make your evening more fun by encouraging family members, friends, colleagues and business associates to come along and join in the celebrations.




Supporters of the LGBTI community are invited to donate products, services and unique experiences for the Honour Awards charity auction, which raises money ACON and Aurora.

Every year, ACON has to raise in excess of $1 million to finance many of its HIV support and LGBTI health-related services. Aurora is a charity which raises funds to disburse to gay, lesbian and transgender community organisations.

We would love to thank and recognise your support as soon as possible so please find out more how your business can be involved.





This year we’ve teamed up with some leading organisations who want to help make the Honour Awards a very special celebration of community spirit and service. We thank all our partners for their generosity and support.

Community Partners

  • ACON
  • Aurora
  • Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
  • Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association
  • SX Magazine

Event Partners

  • Foxtel Arts
  • Glyde Health
  • Ivy/Merivale
  • Crowdcomms