The following people cannot be considered for Blue Mountains City Council’s Local Australia Day awards:
- Current employees of Blue Mountains City Council and their spouses or defacto partners
- Current Councillors, Federal or State members of Parliament and their spouses or defacto partners
- Individuals may not nominate themselves
- Previous winners of Blue Mountains City Council’s Local Australia Day awards will not be eligible for nomination for the same category, but can be considered for recognition in a separate category in following years.