Each year Surf Life Saving Australia hosts a National Awards of Excellence to recognise the hard work, selflessness and enthusiasm of its volunteers.

This year the National Awards of Excellence will be celebrated at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney the evening of 4 November. The night includes an official award ceremony, a sit down dinner and evening entertainment.

Come see our everyday heroes, hear their incredible stories, share your own and catch up with old and new friends for a great night celebrating the amazing work of our people.

Date: Saturday 4 November 2017
When: Doors open 5:30pm, Awards Ceremony 6:30pm and Dinner/Entertainment 8:00-11pm
Where: Art Gallery NSW, Art Gallery Rd, Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: $120 per person (inc GST)
Dress code: Cocktail with a splash of red or yellow
Tickets on sale now!




There are two train stations within walking distance of the event;
1. St James Station. From there walk up College Street through to Art Gallery Road
2. Martin Place Station. From there walk through the hospital and through The Domain


Domain Carpark: Entry via St.Mary’s Road Sydney. If you enter after 5:00pm the cost incurred for the night will be $10.00.

Road closures will be in place from 4pm. Vehicle access and drop off will be available via the Domain Carpark. A mobility cart will be operating between the Domain Carpark and venue for attendees requiring assistance.


Guests attending the National Awards of Excellence will receive 10% off the Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay, Sydney. Book by clicking here and using the promotional code TH361495.

Terms and conditions: 

Reservations must be made through Vibe Hotel Hotel, Rushcutters Bay website only. To visit their website please click here.

This promo cannot be offered over the phone or on bookings made through third party Websites. Bookings made with this code may be cancelled or amended up to 2 pm the day prior to arrival without penalty. The discount is off the full priced, fully flexible rate of the day only – cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions. This discounted rate will run alongside other promotions such as advance purchase rates, which may offer a higher discount but require pre-payment.