Olympic gold medallist Charlotte Caslick is the only Australian-based nomination for this year's World Rugby Awards.
The Rio Games champion has been nominated for the world women's Sevens player of the year.
New Zealand's leading 2015-16 world series try-scorer Portia Woodman and England captain Emily Scarratt will also vie for the gong.
Caslick was a stand-out in Australia's 2016 Olympics campaign which culminated with a 24-17 victory over New Zealand in the final in August.
The 21-year-old was also recently named Australia's women's Sevens player of the year.
Sevens men's gold medallists Fiji have been nominated for the team of the year award alongside England and New Zealand.
England's Australian-born coach Eddie Jones is in the frame for coach of year, with the All Blacks' Steve Hansen and Ben Ryan from the Fijian men's Sevens standing in his way.