The Carey Medal stands alone as a means of recognising someone from within the Carey family who has contributed greatly to the community in an exceptional and dedicated manner.

How to nominate - eligibility

The nominee can be of any age and must come from the Carey community, being one of past or present:

• students
• staff
• parents of past or present students.

The nominee must have given exceptional and outstanding service to the community at large, within the state, nationwide or internationally, potentially against difficulties and always with dedication – beyond that which would be expected of a person holding that position. In other words, this person must stand out from the others.

The Award can recognise either selfless achievements, of a high profile or not, made in a short time or carried out over longer periods of time. The recipient can be starting out in their community service journey, or have years of service experiences.


Confidentiality in nomination is essential and nominees should not be aware that they are being nominated for the award.

Nominations are to be made on the form below, giving the details of the person nominated and the justification for the nomination, not just the naming of the person. These forms are only valid when signed and dated by both the nominator and corroborator. Nominators must provide details of at least two people in addition to the nominator who are able to make direct comment on the contribution/service of the person they are nominating.

If there is not enough space on this form, further supporting documentation may be attached, provided it is specifically directed to this nomination and for no other purpose.

The provision of all necessary information is the responsibility of the nominator.

Nominations close at 5.00pm on 31 May each year.


The Award is not competitive and the Carey Medal Committee will decide who receives the Carey Medal. It can take up to three years for nominations to be processed and assessed. An award will not be made if, in the opinion of the Carey Medal Committee, there is no suitable candidate. The decision of the committee is final. Nominators will be advised of receipt of nomination.

For more information, please contact:

Julianne Brandon, Director of Community Engagement
Tel: 61 3 9816 1468