Awards for Excellence

Nominations are now open

The LGPro Awards for Excellence promote and celebrate the outstanding work being undertaken and delivered by individuals and teams working in Local Government in Victoria.  They are the key awards for the Victorian Local Government sector. This year ten award categories are being offered:

- Innovative Management Initiative 
- Service Delivery Initiative
- Special Projects Initiative
- Community Partnerships Initiative
- Community Assets & Infrastructure Initiative - projects $2.5m and under
- Community Assets & Infrastructure Initiative - projects over $2.5m
- Sustainability Initiative
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Indigenous Community Partnership Initiative
- Young Achiever

Councils may nominate more than one initiative. Multiple nominations from a Council are permitted, provided that the same initiative is not entered in more than one category.  We encourage Councils to nominate initiatives that are not in the planning stage.  In general, these are initiatives that have been implemented for at least 12 months or more and can demonstrate measurable outcomes and benefits to the community. Projects that do not have demonstrable outcomes generally do not score well with the judges, which is why it is not recommended to nominate a project in the planning phase. 

Please download and read the Invitation to Nominate below prior to nominating.  This document outlines all the information that Councils are required to submit as part of their nomination.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and challenges associated with holding physical award ceremonies in person, it is likely that the Awards ceremony will be held online in the New Year. Further information will be made available soon.

Nominations close 5pm, Monday 23 November 2020.



(N.B. Regardless of whether this is your first time nominating or you have nominated in previous years, you will need to create a new User Profile)

Download Invitation to Nominate


  Invitation to Nominate

For any queries about the Awards, please contact Diana Pawluk, Manager Events on ph: (03) 9268 6404 or email: dianap@lgpro.com .

You can read about the 2020 Award Winners and Finalists across all the categories in the publication below.