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Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns2019-09-18T14:47:55+00:00

Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns

Since 1981, the Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns Program has been rewarding and recognising projects around litter, waste management, recycling, heritage, community spirit and other environmental areas in towns both large and small across the breadth of NSW.

Winning the title of the “State’s Tidiest Town” has become a much sought-after honour and is highly contested by small and large towns alike. Click here to view the historical winners of Tidy Towns.

All regional towns, councils, community groups, businesses, schools and individuals are invited to take part in this program by submitting an entry in one of the 14 categories or the Overall Award. There is no fee for entries to the awards.

The State Overall winner has the potential to become a finalist for the National Keep Australia Beautiful Award, and may also host the awards weekend for the year following their win. This is a great opportunity to showcase your town, but is not mandatory. If you are not in the position to host the awards, do not let it deter you from entering.

For more information, click here.

2019 Sustainable Communities - Tidy Towns Awards Ceremony

Awards Ceremony: 1-3 November 2019, Cessnock.

Click here for more information and to book!

Awards Categories

For a list and description of all categories, click here to learn more.

Populations Categories

  • Population category A: up to 2000
  • Population category B: 2001-6000
  • Population category C: 6001-12,000
  • Population category D: 12,001-20,000
  • Population category E: 20,001 +

Awards Levels

The Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns Awards Program incorporates category awards and awards for towns by population size, culminating in an Overall Tidy Towns Winner each year. Read more here.

2018 Awards Winners and Highly Commended

To view the full list of 2018 Winners and Highly Commended, click here.

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