Positive Ageing & Wellbeing Awards


Nominations for the Positive Ageing & Wellbeing Awards have now closed.  Winners of the awards will be announced at the Positive Ageing & Wellbeing Seminar to held in March 2024. Formerly known as the Active Ageing & Wellbeing Awards, LGPro’s Positive Ageing & Wellbeing Awards have been rebadged to reflect Local Government’s refocus from service delivery to capacity building in promoting health and wellbeing as they strive for an age-friendly society. 

These awards have been open to individuals and teams working in Victorian Local Government that have made significant contributions to positive ageing and wellbeing with Councils nominating in the following two categories:

• Outstanding Program or Project – Grant-based (externally funded)
• Outstanding Program or Project – Non-grant (Council funded)

The grant-based category is open to initiatives that are externally funded while the non-grant-based category is open to initiatives that are resourced from a local government’s budget. The awards are not restricted to those working in aged and disability services but rather are open to anyone working towards improved health and wellbeing outcomes for people as they age. 

All nominations must be for initiatives developed and implemented for an ageing population. This can include those for people with a disability or intergenerational initiatives that demonstrate a positive outcome for people as they age. They can also be those that have brought about a significant service improvement by using an innovative approach that has helped people in these groups to positively age and maintain their wellbeing.  Nominated initiatives should demonstrate enhanced mental health and wellbeing, improved social connection, or increased physical activity for people as they age. 

Initiatives nominated should be already implemented with defined outcomes. Defined outcomes are favoured by the judges and projects without measurable outcomes generally do not score well. If your project does not have defined outcomes, it may be too soon to nominate. In this instance, consider nomination in the following year’s Awards program.