Father Nicolaos Zervas of St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Hamilton, received the 2019 NSW Seniors Local Achievement Award on Thursday.
The 85-year-old Greek priest was recognized for four decades of service in the city. In 1993 he received an Order of Australia Medal for his services to the community.
Father Nicholas has been involved with Meals on Wheels, Northern Settlement Services, Ethnic Communities Council and Lifeline.
He is a founding member of a Greek daycare and is a life member of Hippocrates Aged Care, Fronditha Aged Care Nursing Home and visits people in hospitals and nursing homes two days a week.
The annual senior achievement awards are given by the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care.