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Cycling Awards

About the 2023 awards

2022 Cycling Luminaires Awards winners with our MC Osher Gunsberg

2022 Cycling Luminaires Awards winners L-R Roxanne Thornton – Canterbury-Bankstown Council, Marie Lawton – Northern Rivers Rail Trail, our MC Osher Gunsberg, Julia Dempster – Bikes Palya, Michelle Prior – WA Dept of Transport

The Cycling Luminaries Awards have been celebrated nationally since 2002.

As bicycle riding has grown across Australia, the awards have evolved and matured to reflect the bicycle community’s achievements from the smallest remote community to national programs in towns and cities.

The 2023 awards will celebrate achievements of the people, the places and the programs that got Australians riding in the last 12 months.

Hosted by the Federal Parliamentary Friends of Cycling, the Gala Dinner will be held in the Mural Hall at Parliament House in Canberra

With TV personality Osher Gunsberg MC for the evening, the dinner will also feature the launch of the 2023 Australian Cycling Economy Report – a critical report of the impact of riding on the Australian Economy.

The nominations closing date has been extended until 29th September!

Nominations are now open so consider your champions for nomination now to ensure we recognise the heroes making Australia a better place to ride a bike –

2023 award nominations

  • Award category

  • Nomination details

  • Please provide a short summary of the nominees contribution to cycling, or outline of the program/initiative to support the nomination. This will be used in all communications about the Awards.
  • Please provide a more detailed outline of the significant contribution made by the nominee to advance, encourage and improve cycling. Please consider the eligibility criteria for the award you are nominating – the criteria provide tips on what to consider when making a nomination.
  • Photo and video

  • Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, Max. file size: 32 MB.
    Please upload a photo of the nominee for use in communications about the nominee and on the website. Accepted file formats are: jpg, jpeg, gif, png. Please label the image with the nominees name
  • Accepted file types: mp4, avi, mov, wmv, Max. file size: 200 MB.
    You can upload a video if you have one. 100MB max. Accepted file formats are: mp4, avi, mov, wmv. Please label the video with the nominees name
  • Nominee's details

  • Your details (nominator)

  • Your address (nominator)

Marie Lawton – 2022 Leadership Award

Above: Jake Steadman, Marie Lawton and Zibeon Fielding

2022 AUSTRALIAN CCYCLING LUMINARIES AWARDS- Jake Steadman – Steadyrack presents the Award for Leadership with Zibeon Fielding to Marie Lawton, Rail Trails Australia at the Awards dinner at Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney. Photo: Andrew Taylor.

  • Nominations will open in 2023 for the Leadership Award (person) here.

Bikes Palya – 2022 Bike Culture Award

Above: FE Sports Darren Harper with Julia Dempster – Bikes Palya

2022 AUSTRALIAN BICYCLE SUMMIT- Darren Harper of FE Sports with Julia Lawrence representing Bike SA – Bikes Palya at the Awards Dinner at Royal Randwick Racecourse Sydney. Photo: Andrew Taylor.

  • Nominations will open in 2023 for the Bike Culture Award (program) here.

Cooks River Cycleway – 2022 Built Environment Award

Above: Damian Hicks from Cyclecover presenting Roxanne Thornton with the Award for Built Environment and Urban Design

2022 AUSTRALIAN BICYCLE SUMMIT- Damian Hicks, Network Steadfast Insurance – Cyclecover presents presents the Award for Built Environment to Roxanne Thornton, representing Canterbury-Bankstown Council at the Awards Dinner at Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney. Photo: Andrew Taylor.

  • Nominations will open in 2023 Built Environment Award (place) here.

Past Award winners and nomination procedures can be viewed for each category by following the links below:


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