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8 June 2018

Entries are now officially closed for the Premier’s Sustainability Awards! Well done to all who submitted an entry this year and wishing you the best of luck. Judging will kick off very soon and finalists will be announced mid-August. If you missed out on getting your entry in this year, entries open early in 2019, so start thinking about it nice and early so you can submit a competitive entry next year and start collecting your results and data in 2018.  The awards, now in its 16th year, continue to grow and reflect the action that is happening across regional and metropolitan Victoria – sharing stories and celebrating Victorians who are leading the way to a sustainable future.

If you are a sustainable government organisation, business, community group or individual who is working on a project or initiative, 2019 could be your year! Register below to receive updates and be alerted on important dates.





The Premier’s Sustainability Awards offered 10 award categories to enter in 2018.

The 2018 Premier’s Sustainability Awards will be held on Thursday 11 October 2018 in Melbourne.

Sustainability Victoria, the Victorian Government and the Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews are proud to recognise and reward Victorians who are leading the way in sustainable innovation and practices across all sectors within Victoria.


In addition to the award categories, finalists are eligible to be selected for the 2 overall awards, the Premier’s Recognition Awards, as chosen by the Hon Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria.

Premier’s Recognition Award

This award is made to one of the winners of the award categories which, in the Premier’s opinion, showcases exemplary innovation in sustainability, and has shown particular leadership and determination in overcoming obstacles. In 2017, eWater Systems took out this award.

Premier’s Regional Recognition Award

This award is made to one of the regional finalists of the award categories which, in the Premier’s opinion, has demonstrated notable sustainability benefits for regional Victoria. In 2017, the Exemplar Health Partnership – New Bendigo Hospital took out this award.



In 2018, the tradition of creating the Premier’s Sustainability Award from recycled materials has been kept with the main elements being sourced from two iconic pieces of Melbourne’s transport heritage.

Reclaimed Victorian Ash from the doors of a W-Class tram features as the award’s upright fronds. The salvaged timber has been used over time as a source of parts. One of Melbourne’s most important waterfront locations, and a key player for Australia in the first and second World Wars, has also become a part of the award. The timber base was saved from the restoration of the Princes Pier in Port Melbourne. To complete the fully recycled award, the award plaques are made from salvaged brass off cuts and is housed in a recycled paperboard case.


Winners are announced at the awards ceremony in late October. Watch this video for highlights on a previous awards ceremony:

Past Winners