Awards for Excellence

About the awards

These awards 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. 

Winners of the 2021 awards were announced at awards ceremony held in February and details were released on Thursday 25 February when the ceremony was streamed to the wider sector. 

  2021 Awards & Recognition Year Book  

Congratulations to the following winning Councils:

Innovative Management Initiative
Brimbank City Council, Optimising Waste Collection

Service Delivery Initiative
East Gippsland Shire Council , Mobile Recovery Service

Special Projects Initiative
Greater Shepparton City Council, UCI Supercross BMX World Cup

Community Partnerships Initiative
Moreland City Council, Count Me In Too

Community Assets & Infrastructure Initiative - projects $2.5m and under
Mildura Rural City Council, Ouyen Community Lake Project

Community Assets & Infrastructure Initiative - projects over $2.5m
East Gippsland Shire Council, Bosworth Road Recreatopma; Area - Outstanding social, health, environmental and financial benefits from phytocapping a disused landfill

Sustainability Initiative
East Gippsland Shire Council, Bright Futures East Gippsland

Diversity and Inclusion
Knox City Council, MASKED Film

Indigenous Community Partnership Initiative
Greater Geelong City Council, NAIDOC Week 2020

Young Achiever
Gannawarra Shire Council, Kieran Schneider

The 2022 Awards for Excellence will open Wednesday 28 July 2021.

For further information about the awards, please contact Diana Pawluk, Manager Events on ph: (03) 9268 6404 or email: .