Nominations for 2024 have CLOSEd


The Margaret Hind Memorial Award celebrates outstanding commitment to the environmental health profession through integrity, work ethic and achievement.

The recipient of the 2024 National Margaret Hind Memorial Award is Varinder Sapehiyia. Congratulations Varinder!

This is a special award to recognise the contribution made to the environmental health profession by those that may not necessarily be an environmental health officer. This award celebrates the incredible impact Margaret Hind had on the environmental health industry during her employment with EHA.

Recipients of this award must have a strong work ethic, integrity, transparency, honesty and high achievement for the promotion and enhancement of the environmental health profession though the peak professional organisation EHA.

This award is an open category.


Any person involved in the environmental health profession

  • Members
  • Committee Members
  • Event organisers
  • Non/Former/retired members
  • Administration Officers
  • Administration Assistants in the environmental health profession

To nominate someone for this award, please provide a submission of 500 words that details the reasons why the nominee is worthy of the Margaret Hind Memorial Award. The submissions will be assessed by a selection panel consisting of EHA Board Members, Life Fellows or Fellows. The recipient of this award will be announced at the 17th IFEH World Congress on Environmental Health Gala Dinner and Awards night in Perth in May 2024.

Previous Award Winners

Nomination form

Hard copy nomination form

Nominations closeD ON Friday 1 March 2024


The National Environmental Health Team of the Year Award is for teams that have excelled in their roles or projects which have demonstrated outstanding service in the field of environmental health. This award is based on the achievement and outstanding contribution that occurred in the calendar year prior to nomination.

The recipient of the 2024 EHA National Team Award is the Environmental Health Team at Lake Macquarie City Council. Congratulations!


At least one team member must be a current financial member of an EHA Association. A team may comprise a solo EHO and members of their management team who are not EHOs or members of EHA. The number of members that are eligible for EHA membership may be taken into consideration.

Award Criteria

1. The nomination and supporting material must be able to show that the team’s achievement:

• Represents an outstanding contribution to the environmental health field and/ or profession; and

• Goes above and beyond their day to day working activities; and

• Is largely attributable to the team and the team’s outstanding achievements can be identified as work attributed to them.

2. The nomination would need to demonstrate how the actions of the team impacted on their organisation and the community.

Nomination Form

Nominations closeD ON Friday 1 March 2024