National Awards for Local Government

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The National Awards for Local Government is an annual celebration of Australian local government achievements. The Awards highlight innovative and resourceful solutions that local governments have implemented to make a difference within their communities.

The Awards celebrate local government projects that are innovative, deliver better outcomes for communities, have the potential to be rolled out across the country and make a meaningful difference. The Awards are administered by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development with support from sponsoring Australian Government departments, Optus Business and Woodside Energy Ltd.

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How to enter

Entries can be submitted using the online entry form.

Please note the entry requirements for submissions.

  1. In preparing your submission ensure you have referred to the Submission Guidelines and the appropriate Category Factsheet.
  2. You are required to provide a project overview at point 1. of the Assessment Criteria in the online entry system.
  3. A 300-word limit applies to the Project Overview and each of the four criterion.
  4. Short attachments are permitted (10 page limit on attachments).
  5. Multimedia submissions will not be accepted.

Helpful Hint: prepare your submission offline in Word and copy and paste into the online entry form.

Submissions for the 2017 Awards will be accepted from 23 January 2017 to 3 March 2017. Late submissions will not be accepted. If you are unable to access the online entry form or if you require any additional information please email the Awards Team at

Key dates

23 January 2017 Entries open
3 March 2017 Entries close
Mid-April 2017 Category Winners announced
2 May 2017 National judging
20 June 2017 Awards presentation events

If you require any additional information, please email the Awards Team at


Last Updated: 23 January, 2017