Share your amazing sustainability stories and programs
and receive valuable recognition by entering the 2024 Sustainable Cities
or Tidy Towns Awards.

Submissions close 31 July 2024

It’s likely you have come across a town proudly displaying their Tidy Town achievement.

Running since 1981, the NSW Tidy Towns program encourages, rewards and recognizes projects across a range of categories. These projects are a source of community pride and cohesion and driven largely by volunteers.

The Awards weekend celebrates the achievements of these dedicated and passionate people from across regional NSW and allows other communities to learn from their experiences and successes. In November 2024 the event will be hosted by Bathurst who were the overall winner in 2023.

In 1990, the state Tidy Towns Awards came together to form the Australian Tidy Towns Awards. The Overall winner for NSW has the opportunity to be nominated as the NSW finalist in this iconic national environmental sustainability program.


The search is on for councils, towns, organisations, businesses and individuals across NSW who are leading the way to a sustainable future!

These annual awards inspire councils and communities to make a genuine and lasting contribution to their area.  There are a broad range of award categories to enter with emphasis on partnerships between local authorities, businesses, community groups, schools and individuals.

You don’t need to be a KAB NSW member to enter and there are no entry fees.

The benefits of entering the awards are many, to which those who have taken part can testify. Your communities, volunteers and hard work can gain recognition, in turn assisting with grant funding, future planning approvals and state-wide credibility. In addition to the increase in civic pride, community organisations can position themselves as leaders in their area of expertise.