Froggatt Awards

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Nominations

Every year we recognise outstanding achievements in Australia’s fight against environmental weeds, diseases and pest animals through our Froggatt Awards and for the first time are opening up nominations to the public.

Do you know an individual or organisation who deserves public recognition for their work protecting Australia’s native plants and animals from environmental weeds, diseases or pest animals?

If so, please nominate them for a Froggatt Award using the nomination form below or download the nomination form as a Word document.

In the past our Froggatt Awards have gone to some incredible individuals and programs, including a young man who discovered a new infestation of yellow crazy ants in Lismore and volunteers who spent 10 years eradicating the weed sea spurge from Tasmania’s rugged southwest coastline.

Nominations close on 30 October 2021.

Awards will be given for significant achievement in reducing the threat to the Australian environment from invasive species.

Nominations will be assessed for demonstrated leadership, innovation, or exemplary biosecurity practices. Nominations for efforts that advance prevention or early action are particularly encouraged.

Awards will be given for significant achievement in reducing the threat to the Australian environment from invasive species.
Nominations will be assessed for demonstrated leadership, innovation, or exemplary biosecurity practices. Nominations for efforts that advance prevention or early action are particularly encouraged.

Any field of biosecurity (broadly defined), including policy advances, awareness raising, research and on-ground work. Efforts must relate to protecting the Australian environment from invasive species, including effort that has an international element. An invasive species can be an invasive plant, animal, or pathogen on the land or in the water.

• Policy and law.
• Control and eradication.
• Surveillance.
• Principled decision-making.
• Community advocacy.

  • When a Froggatt Award is presented, the information contained within the nomination form may be used by the Invasive Species Council for promotional purposes.
  • The selection panel has absolute discretion in selecting award recipients and decisions are not subject to appeal.
  • Individuals, groups and organisations can nominate themselves.
  • Nominees can be more than one person, group or organisation for joint efforts.
  • Individuals, groups and organisations may not be nominated for an award category they have previously received.
  • A separate nomination is required for each category.
  • Personal information collected will be securely held and used for contact purposes. Individual names may be publicised when the award is announced.
  • Information in nominations will be treated as confidential until the awards are announced, after which the information may be publicly disseminated.
  • Nominators are expected to assist with publicity of the achievements of the nominee.
  • By making a nomination, you grant the Invasive Species Council a non-exclusive, indefinite right to use the information submitted, including any photos, for promotional purposes.

‘Personal information’ means any information or opinion about an identified, or reasonably identifiable, individual.

The collection of personal information by the Invasive Species Council in this form is for the purposes of assessing nominations and presenting awards for the Froggatt Awards and related purposes, including contacting nominees and winners and related publicity. Personal information may be disclosed to the Invasive Species Council staff, contractors, a selection panel and published on the council’s website for these purposes.

Nomination Form

1. Nomination category

I am nominating in the following category (select applicable):


2. Nominee details

I am nominating (select applicable):


3. What has been achieved to significantly reduce the threat of invasive species to the Australian environment?


4. Why is this achievement significant?

5. Nominee declaration


In 2019 our Froggatt Awards went to Southern Downs Regional Council, Milo Yeigh and to the Hon David Littleproud.

In 2018 our Froggatt Awards went to community group Save Kosci, NSW Department of Primary Industries and Tarrangower Cactus Control Group.

In 2017 our Froggatt Awards went to the independent panel reviewing the national biosecurity system and Nic Gill, author of Animal Eco-Warriors: Humans and Animals Working Together to Protect Our Planet.

In 2016 our Froggatt Awards went to Gregory Andrews, Australia’s first Threatened Species Commissioner, SPRATS, the Sea Spurge Action Teams and Ecology Australia.

In 2015 our Froggatt Awards went to Australian Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, NSW red imported fire ant response and Senate Environment and Communications References Committee.