National Awards for Local Government

2019 National Awards for Local Government

The National Awards for Local Government program (The Awards) has been rewarding excellence in Local Government service delivery for 33 years.

The Awards program seeks to recognise and promote innovative and resourceful solutions being driven by local government and making a positive impact in Australian communities.

Recognising Excellence

The Australian Government appreciates the important role of local governments in delivering targeted quality services to Australians in urban and regional communities.

Sponsored by

The 2019 Awards are proudly sponsored by:

  • The Department of Communications and the Arts
  • The Department of Home Affairs
  • The Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
  • The Department of Social Services
  • Woodside Energy Ltd.

The Department of Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities is also proudly supported by local government partners:

  • The Australian Local Government Association
  • The Association of Local Government's Women's Association
  • LG Professionals Australia

Key dates

21 January 2019 Entries open
1 March 2019 Entries close
April 2019 Category Winners announced
1 May 2019 National judging
18 June 2019 Awards presentation events

Invitation to Apply

Entry submissions are sought from Local Governments about projects that demonstrate leading practice, deliver better outcomes for communities, have the potential to be rolled out across the country and make a meaningful difference to Australian communities.

Award Categories

Each year the Awards focus on local government projects that are relevant to the national agenda. In 2019 there are ten award categories. Local Governments are eligible to enter submissions in one or more of the following award categories:

How to enter

Entries are to be submitted using the online entry form.

It is recommended that you prepare your submission offline in a ‘Word document’ and ‘copy and paste’ into the online entry form.

Please note the following requirements for entry submissions.

  • In preparing your submission please ensure you have referred to the 2019 Submission Guidelines and the relevant Category Factsheet(s).
  • You are required to provide a project overview at point 1 of the Assessment Criteria in the online entry system.
  • A 300-word limit applies to each of the criteria.
  • Short attachments may be submitted to accompany your application (10 page limit)
  • Links to multimedia may be included in the submission or submission attachments.

Further information

If you require any further information or have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact the Awards Secretariat:

Telephone: (02) 6274 6922


Last Updated: 22 January, 2019