The ACT Honour Walk recognises individuals or groups from across all categories of endeavour that have made significant and sustained past contributions to the ACT.
The award aims to recognise the immense contribution made by those who have helped to shape the city of Canberra as we know it today. This award also complements the Canberra Citizen of the Year Award that celebrates current and/or recent contributions to the Canberra community.
ACT Honour Walk recipients are publicly acknowledged with a plaque in their honour on the ACT Honour Walk, located in Ainslie Place between London Circuit and the Canberra Times Fountain outside the Canberra Centre.
Who can be nominated?
Any person or group who has been a leading player in shaping the city of Canberra, or who has made a significant contribution to the Canberra community over a sustained period of time, is eligible for recognition on the ACT Honour Walk.
Nominees do not have to be residents of the ACT and the honour may be awarded posthumously. Preference will be given to nominees who have not already been significantly memorialised in an existing ACT public memorial.
Some of the areas previous recipients have been recognised for include community service, culture, sport, research, justice, education, military, arts and business.
Nominations can be submitted by anyone, including individuals, businesses, organisations and community groups. The nominator should complete a nomination form detailing the nominee's personal details and provide a summary describing the extent of, or impact, of the nominee's contribution that is specific to the ACT.
The nominator should also provide the details of a living next of kin of the nominee, if known, as well as details on at least two referees who may be contacted regarding the nomination.
Nominations can be made online.
Nominations are open year-round.
The next induction to the ACT Honour Walk will take place in early 2020.