Sally Isaac Memorial Scholarship Fund Award

About the award

Nominations for the 2022 Sally Isaac Memorial Scholarship Award have now closed.

This award is open to women 35 years and under (up to 31 July 2022) who have demonstrated achievement and commitment to improving community life in Victoria through:

  • Local Government
  • Social justice
  • Aboriginal affairs and reconciliation
  • Arts and music
  • Community health
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • Urban planning
  • The environment
Nominees must an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia.  They can be Local Government officers, Councillors or community members. 

Background to the Award

   Sally Elizabeth Isaac was an
   extraordinary woman and young
   leader in the Local Government
   sector who passed away in early
   2009.




In 2006, at the age of 33, Sally was appointed Director of Community Programs at Yarra City Council where she was directly responsible for 342 professional staff working in aged care, child care, community planning, advocacy, the arts and library services. 

Sally was exuberant and brave, bright and insightful, brilliant and engaging. She was focused and intelligent with an enduring commitment to making things better. She was also humble, loving and full of fun with wisdom beyond her years. 

There was truly something special about Sally Isaac and for all who knew her she will remain an inspiration and close to their hearts. Soon after her death her family, friends and colleagues met to discuss ways to recognise the incredible impact that she had on people’s lives. They decided to establish the Sally Isaac Memorial in her honour.


The 2022 Award recipients will be announced at the Women's Network Dinner to be held on Thursday 4 August at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Brunton Avenue, Richmond. 

For further information about this award, please contact Diana Pawluk, Manager Events on (03) 9268 6404 or email [email protected] .