Nanga Mai Awards

The Nanga Mai Awards ceremony celebrates and recognises Aboriginal students, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal teachers, other departmental staff, Aboriginal community members and schools that demonstrate excellence across a diversity of areas.

Image: NSW Public Schools Aboriginal Dance Company. Photo: Anna Warr.
Nanga Mai is an Eora (Sydney) word meaning ‘to dream’.

About the awards

The awards are organised by the Aboriginal Outcomes and Partnerships Directorate within Education and Skills Reform, NSW Department of Education.

The Nanga Mai Awards are normally held in March every year in Sydney. In 2020, the awards will be held on November 30 as a virtual live stream event.

In 2021 we will be celebrating the 15th anniversary of the awards at a venue yet to be determined. Previous venues for the awards have included Taronga Zoo, The Powerhouse Museum and the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Nanga Mai is an Eora (Sydney) word meaning ‘to dream’.

Thank you to all the NSW Department of Education teachers and staff who nominated outstanding Aboriginal students, teachers and other department staff, Aboriginal community members and schools that demonstrated excellence across a diversity of areas.

Learn more about the Nanga Mai Awards.

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