National Awards for Local Government

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About the Awards

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 must provide a brief description of your project (300 words).
  3. A 300 word limit applies to each criterion. Short attachments are permitted (10 page total limit on attachments).
  4. Multimedia submissions will not be accepted.

Submissions for the 2016 Awards will be accepted from 1 February 2016 to 4 March 2016. 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

1 February 2016 Entries open
4 March 2016 Entries close
Mid April 2016 Category Winners announced
10 May 2016 National judging
21 June 2016 Awards presentation events


Last Updated: 1 February, 2016