This month, the Islamophobia Register Australia was nominated for the 2023 ZEST awards in the category of ‘Outstanding Project: Building Stronger Inclusive Communities’. The ZEST awards showcase and recognise the innovative work of the community sector across Western Sydney.

Although the Register is an Australia-wide service, we took root in Western Sydney, many of the victims of abuse who report to the Register hail from Western Sydney where it has a big presence there – and that presence has certainly been felt!

This would not have been possible without the passion, commitment and genuine care for this cause shown by the Register staff and Board. It is wonderful that the importance of the Register’s work is being recognised in this way by the broader community.

The Register receives the highest number of incident reports from New South Wales, and from within NSW particularly from Western Sydney (which is not surprising given the large Muslim population in Western Sydney). This is followed by Victoria, and then Queensland.

Islamophobia Register Australia looks forward to continuing our activities in Western Sydney and Greater Sydney and of course other cities and states across Australia.

The 2023 ZEST Awards will be on Friday 23 June 2023 at ACCOR Stadium in Sydney Olympic Park.