NOMINATIONS are invited from anyone who knows an exceptional Australian mum, one who cares enough to make a difference.
She could be your own mum - birth, foster, step or adoptive - your wife, partner, sister, daughter, friend or someone special in your community.
The Barnardos Mother of the Year awards showcase the work of everyday mums in our community and the positive difference they make in the lives of children.
Last year's national winner Keelen Mailman says too many women never get recognition.
"They have worked tirelessly, not only in their home with their own family but out in the community, so it's hugely important to nominate for all of the love and care your mum has given," she said.
Nominations close on February 26. To nominate or for more info, call 9218 2300 or visit barnardos.org.au