Nominations are now open for the 2022 Continence Foundation Carer of the Year Award.

The Continence Foundation of Australia, the national peak body promoting bladder and bowel control health, is proud to acknowledge the integral role of carers through the annual Continence Foundation Carer of the Year Award.

Nominations are now open for the award which will be presented at the 30th National Conference on Incontinence in Melbourne in May 2022. “This annual award is to honour the unpaid continence carers who make such a difference to the quality of life for their loved ones,” says Rowan Cockerell, CEO of the Continence Foundation.

Nominations close on 31st March 2022 at 5pm (AEDT). 


  • Who is eligible to receive the award?
    All unpaid carers are eligible to be nominated for the award. Previous Carer of the Year winners are ineligible.
  • Who can nominate a carer?
    Anyone can nominate a carer. This includes the carer themselves, a family member or friend, or a health professional or the person who receives care. Nominators must notify the carer before making a nomination.
  • What does the winner receive?
    The winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000.
  • How do I nominate a carer?
    By completing the online application form.
  • When do nominations close?
    31st March 2022 at 5pm (AEDT).
  • When will the winner be announced?
    The winner will be announced at the Continence Foundation’s 30th National Conference on Incontinence held on 11-14 May 2022.
  • The winner will be notified by phone. The winner will be profiled on and in Bridge Magazine.

Application guidelines and further information:

  • The nominator must confirm that the nominee provides continence care.
  • The carer must be notified before they are nominated.
  • The Continence Foundation of Australia will contact shortlisted applicants by telephone.
  • The following questions are included in the application form:
    • How long has the nominee been a carer?
    • What challenges has the nominee faced in being a carer (optional)? Maximum of 500 words
    • What does the nominee do to help maintain the dignity and quality of life of the person being cared for? Maximum of 500 words
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Last year's winner

Carer of the Year 2020

Every year, the Continence Foundation of Australia celebrates the role of carers with the Continence Carer of the Year Award. In 2020, we are proud to recognise Robert Sykes of Coffs Harbour, NSW, with the award.

I was lost for words. I don't consider myself any different to anybody else, just doing my job and looking after my family. My Daughter is family. - Robert Sykes


For all enquiries, please call the Continence Foundation of Australia

P: +61 3 8692 8400

E: [email protected] 


Last Updated: Wed 01, Jun 2022
Last Reviewed: Mon 30, Mar 2020