Australia’s biggest celebration of Mums

The Barnardos Mother of the Year Awards are the largest and most recognised national awards celebrating mothering.

The awards publicly acknowledge the enormous contribution that mums make in shaping Australia's future through their role in nurturing children to help them realise their full potential. 

Now in its 24th year and celebrated to align with Mother’s Day, the awards aim to honour and thank everyday mums who go above and beyond for our children and our communities.

Over the coming months, nominations will be reviewed and a finalist from each of our eight states and territories will be recognised at local events in 2019.

The national winner will be announced at the Mother of the Year ceremony, held just prior to Mothers Day in May 2019. Each of the eight finalists will be flown to Sydney for the awards, along with their nominator, to enjoy 3 days of pampering and celebrations.

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