Ranger awards

Past award winners

The Northern Territory (NT) Ranger Awards recognise the  significant contribution and commitment rangers make in managing the natural and cultural assets of the NT. 

The awards aim to promote excellence, celebrating both individuals and teams.

NT Ranger Awards 2015

The 2015 award winners were:

  • Mr David McLachlan - Ranger of the Year - Top End
  • Mrs Christine Michaels-Ellis - Ranger of the Year - Barkly, Katherine and Victoria River District
  • Mr Peter Beddows - Ranger of the Year - Central Australia
  • Mr Daniel McCormack - Development and Training Award
  • Alice Springs Telegraph Station rangers - Minister's Encouragement Award
  • Mrs Christine Michaels-Ellis - Minister's Award for Outstanding Frontline Achievement
  • Mr Shaun Evans - Minister's Award for Outstanding Personal Achievement
  • The Wildlife Operations Team Darwin - Minister's Award for Outstanding Team Achievement

NT Ranger Awards 2014

The 2014 NT Ranger Awards was a huge success, with over 50 nominations received for rangers all over the NT.

These awards recognise the hard work, dedication and amazing efforts of rangers in managing some of the most important landscapes and ecosystems in the NT.

In 2014 the following rangers were recognised for their achievements:

  • Andrew Cooper - Development and Training Award
  • Watarrka National Park Rangers - Minister's Award for Outstanding Team Achievement
  • Tom Nichols - Minister's Award for Outstanding Personal Achievement
  • Bill Fordham - Ranger of the Year in the Arnhem Region
  • Tim Leane - Ranger of the Year in the Barkly, Katherine and Victoria River District
  • Craig LeRossignol - Ranger of the Year in Central Australia
  • Sally Heaton - Ranger of the Year in the Top End Region

NT Ranger Awards 2012

Congratulations to the following award recipients of the NT Ranger Awards 2012 for their outstanding effort and commitment to our natural and cultural assets in the Territory:

  • Justin Paech - Development and Training Award  
  • Phil Cowan - Minister's Award  for Outstanding Personal Achievement    
  • Crocodile Islands Rangers - Minister's Award for Outstanding Team Achievement    
  • Damien Clayton - Ranger of the Year - Arnhem    
  • Andrew Peckham - Ranger of the Year - Barkly-Katherine-Victoria River District    
  • Shannon Lander - Ranger of the Year - Central Australia      
  • Lincoln Wilson - Ranger of the Year - Top End      
  • Lincoln Wilson - Ranger of the Year 2012

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Last updated: 28 November 2017