National Awards for Local Government

2019 National Awards launched

Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie, Minister for Local Government and Decentralisation has launched the 2019 National Awards for Local Government.

These awards seek to recognise and celebrate innovative projects being undertaken by local government across Australia. Councils will be able to submit entries from 21 January 2019 in ten categories that reflect the diversity of what councils do in communities, large and small, rural, urban or remote.

Award Categories

The Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities has partnered with other Departments as well professional organisations and the private sector.

  • Strength in Diversity – Sponsored by the Department of Home Affairs
  • Prevention and Community Safety – Sponsored by the Department of Social Services
  • Promoting Indigenous Recognition – Sponsored by Woodside Energy and supported by the Department of Communications and the Arts
  • Workforce Planning and Development – Sponsored by LG Professionals and the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities.
  • Boosting Productivity through Infrastructure – Sponsored by the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
  • Contributing to Regional Growth - Sponsored by the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
  • Excellence in Road Safety - Sponsored by the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
  • Art Animates – Excellence in building a vibrant and resilient community - Sponsored by the Department of Communications and the Arts
  • Disability Access and Inclusion - Sponsored by the Department of Social Services
  • The Grace Benny Award; Women in Local Government - Sponsored by the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

Fact sheets on each category will be available in early January 2019.

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Last Updated: 21 December, 2018