Victorian Honour Roll of Women program: Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

When are nominations due?

Nominations closed 31 January 2021.

Do I have to nominate someone online?

No. If you would prefer a physical copy of the application please email and a member of our team will send one out to you.

Can I nominate an organisation, business or community group?

No, nominations from organisations, businesses and community groups are not accepted. Some categories have more specific criteria, so please read carefully before nominating. For instance, the emerging leader category only accepts applications for women aged 16 to 30.

Can I nominate myself?

Yes. All categories allow for self-nomination.

Can I nominate a previous Honour Roll inductee?


Can I nominate the same person for multiple nomination categories?

Yes, but they can only be recognised in one nomination category. The Assessment Panel are able to transfer applications across to a different nomination category if they feel it better meets the selection criteria.

Does the nominee need to meet all parts of the selection criteria?

A nominee must meet the selection criteria to be considered.

Each nomination category has descriptions of the kind of activities, initiatives and achievements that would be deserving of being inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.  

Please read the selection criteria for the category in which you are nominating carefully.

Do I have to notify the individual that I am nominating them?

Yes. Please make sure you discuss the nomination with the nominee and obtain their permission to be assessed as part of the Victorian Honour Roll of Women selection process.

What are referees?

A referee is a person willing to testify about the nominee’s character or ability. Referees should be familiar with the nominee so they can verify the information provided in the application. The referee should be able to describe the applicant’s activities and achievements, and the difference this has made to the nominee’s community, field of work or endeavour.

Do I have to provide two referees, or can I just provide one?

Two referees are required for each nomination. Contact details must be provided so the Department of Premier and Cabinet can verify the information provided in your nomination and develop a greater understanding of the achievements of the nominee.

Can I save my draft nomination and complete it later?

Yes. As soon as you have completed the nominator or nominee details, the form will automatically save and send you an email with your unique login and password details. When you are ready to complete your application, simply open the website again (using the link in the email), enter your email and password (also in the email) and select ‘Open’.

Can I upload a video?

You can’t upload a video to the nomination, but you can provide a YouTube link in an answer box.

Do I have to upload attachments?

No. You are not required to upload attachments to support your nomination. However, attachments may assist the application by providing a visual representation of the work undertaken by the nominee. 

Can I put myself down as a referee for someone I’m nominating?

No. The nomination process is designed to have three people support the nomination – one person who nominates them (you), and two other people who support the nomination by acting as referees.

Is there an entry fee?

No. Entry is free.

Why are there new award categories this year?

We have introduced two new categories to acknowledge the important role of young women as leaders in shaping the future of Victoria, and to acknowledge women supporting communities impacted by crisis such as the 2020 bushfires and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

When will the nominees be inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women?  

Inductees will be recognised at an official presentation ceremony held in late 2021.

For additional help, email and a member of our team will assist you.

Reviewed 26 February 2021

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