Queensland Reconciliation Awards

The 2021 Queensland Reconciliation Awards has closed for nominations.

These Awards recognise initiatives undertaken by businesses, community organisations and groups, educational institutions and government going above and beyond their core business to foster reconciliation and pave the way for a better future for our state.

Nominations were encouraged across five categories:

  • Business
  • Community
  • Education
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Partnership.

A health and wellbeing category was introduced in 2021 to highlight the outstanding work accomplished across Queensland through health and wellbeing initiatives.

Recipients of the Awards will be announced during National Reconciliation Week, 27 May – 3 June 2021.

A Premier’s Reconciliation Award will also be presented to an initiative that has demonstrated innovative strategies and exceptional outcomes toward advancing reconciliation in Queensland.

Read about the 2020 winners and finalists.

Read about previous winners and finalists.

The Queensland Reconciliation Awards is an initiative of the Queensland Government through the Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships.

Sponsors of the 2021 Queensland Reconciliation Awards

The 2021 Queensland Reconciliation Awards is proudly supported by:


Proudly supported by BOQ.

BOQ is one of Australia’s leading regional banks and one of the few not owned by a big bank. BOQ offers a full range of personal and business banking services, all delivered with friendly and personalised service. The BOQ Group is a national bank with a number of brands, which include BOQ, Virgin Money, BOQ Specialist and BOQ Finance.

Bank of Queensland


Proudly supported by The University of Queensland.

UQ’s mission is to create change that positively influences society by engaging in the pursuit of excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. We aspire to make Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges an integral component of this mission. We aim towards increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation and success in higher education through culturally inclusive environments and practices.

University of Queensland


Proudly supported by James Cook University.

James Cook University (JCU) is a leading tertiary institution in North Queensland and is ranked in the top 250 universities in the world1. The JCU Indigenous Education and Research Centre is a leader in providing Indigenous education research and engagement through successful and sustainable programs and services.

1The World University Rankings 2021

James Cook University

Health and wellbeing

Proudly supported by Santos.

A proudly Australian company, Santos is a leading supplier of natural gas, a fuel for the future providing cleaner energy to improve the lives of people in Australia and Asia. For 65 years, Santos has been working in partnership with local communities, providing jobs and safely and sustainably developing Australia’s natural gas resources.



Proudly supported by Queensland University of Technology.

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is the proud sponsor of the Partnership category of the 2021 Queensland Reconciliation Awards.  QUT recognises the vital importance of strong and effective partnerships to achieve our real-world vision and priorities. The university is committed to developing partnerships that are led by and developed with Indigenous Australians and that respond to their needs and aspirations.

University of Queensland