Welcome to the 2023
Tidy Towns & Sustainable Cities Awards NSW


Keep Australia Beautiful NSW’s Tidy Towns & Sustainable Cities Awards are the State’s longest running environmental awards program. Our awards have been inspiring grassroots environmental action and have been contributing to a more sustainable future through education and engagement of communities throughout rural, regional and metropolitan areas since 1981.


‘To inspire, recognise and celebrate all of the initiatives in NSW that improve our social, natural and built environments and to provide a channel through which successes and learnings are shared with the community to educate and inform future initiatives.’


Head to your relevant awards program below to download the Entry Pack and to begin entering your projects for the 2023 Tidy Towns & Sustainable Cities Awards NSW. We cannot wait to see all of the amazing work you, your organisation and your community has been doing to help secure a better future for all of NSW and beyond!

Since 1981, the Tidy Towns Program has been rewarding and recognising projects around environmental sustainability in towns both large and small across the breadth of NSW.

Winning the Tidy Towns Award has become a much sought-after honour and is highly contested by small and large towns alike.

To be called a Tidy Town is a badge of honour, a reflection of a community focused on striving for sustainable excellence. It is about the people and the relationships developed by community, schools, Councils and business to create an environmental, social and economically sustainable community. It is about the love people have for their town and the pride they have for showcasing it to others. Tidy Towns is the way towards developing a great town – it is bloody brilliant.

Ian Judd, Scone Tidy Towns Committee

It’s hard not to be proud of your workplace, your team and your colleagues every time you see the plaque recognising Randwick as the KAB NSW Sustainable Cities champion. The award sits proudly on the wall in our outside classroom and it’s a conversation piece for every new group or individual coming to our courses and workshops. The recognition is important as it reflects the combined efforts working with and for your community across Council on everything that’s sustainable. Why wouldn’t you want to be named as the Sustainable Cities recipient for NSW?

Peter Maganov, Randwick City Council

The Sustainable Cities Awards inspire councils, businesses and communities to make a genuine and lasting contribution to their area to make our metropolitan areas more liveable and sustainable.

Why Enter?

Celebrating our transition to a more sustainable future and learning from each other as we go.

Become a Judge

Our judges volunteer their expertise in various areas of environmental sustainability.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in supporting NSW’s longest running environmental awards program?