These awards celebrate the achievements of individuals with a lived experience of a disability and are presented each year on International Day of People with Disability on 3 December 2020 at the Carnival of Fun event . Please make sure you vote for someone you think deserves to be recognized for their contribution. Nominations can be made by submitting a nomination in the following ways.
Online: Click here
Email: darwin@darwin.nt.gov.au
Phone: 08 8930 0645
Mail: Community Development Officer, City of Darwin , GPO Box 84, Darwin NT 0801
In person: Civic Centre, Harry Chan Avenue, Darwin.
Nomination form
Anyone can nominate friends, family or colleagues with nominations closing 5pm Wednesday 18 November 2020

Meet Paul McKenzie (Macca), who was awarded the inaugural Champion Award in 2019 – for his outstanding contribution to the community advocating for the rights and well-being of people with disability, most notably his work on the Pupil’s Industry Pathway project, significantly changing students feelings about disability with his inspirational story-telling and his voluntary roles chairing an NT Peer Supporters Group, championing improved access and inclusion at festivals and events, and providing advocacy and advice on the NDIS to the community.
Macca said “Collecting the Champion award in 2019 was such a thrill, it was nice to be recognised. People who work in the sector are doing a great job, but there is still so much more to do. Employ people with disability, you won’t be sorry!”