Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Forbes Medal & Forbes Heritage Volunteer Award


NOW CLOSED. Closes 12 March. Nominate now. Heritage Celebrations is a beloved event on the Forbes calendar each year. Awards are presented during the National Trust’s Australian Heritage Festival (18 April – 19 May).

Forbes Heritage is an opportunity for the community to come together to celebrate all the wonderful aspects of heritage and history that colour our community.

Each year Forbes Shire Council shines a spotlight on the great work that is carried out in our community to promote our natural, built and cultural heritage. The Awards Night will be held on Tuesday 4 May 2021 at the Platypus Gallery. The Heritage Festival will be on Saturday 1 May 2021 in Victoria Square, details to follow closer to the date.

Forbes Medal
Awarded during Forbes Heritage Week celebrations, the Forbes medal is awarded to Council to a person or organisation responsible for an outstanding contribution to the Shire’s environmental heritage or to the understanding of that heritage.
Previous winners have including the Forbes Post Office, Forbes Library and the Doctor’s Panel Project.

Forbes Heritage Volunteer Award
The Forbes Heritage Volunteer Award recognises and rewards an individual in the Forbes Shire who has a consistent record of excellence and who has made outstanding achievements as a volunteer in the heritage of Forbes and District. Nominations will be sought for Forbes and District community members, who display excellence in any facet of community service, development and promotion of heritage.

More info: Forbes Heritage Celebrations | Forbes Shire Council (

Please find the Nomination Form here (PDF 393.1KB).