21 June 2017

Entries are now closed for the Premier’s Sustainability Awards. Judging is about to commence and finalists will be announced late August.

If you are a sustainable government organisation, businesses, community group or individual who is working on a project or initiative, why not enter in 2018. Register below to receive updates and be alerted when entries open.



The Premier’s Sustainability Awards, now in its 15th year, recognise and celebrate Victorians who are leading the way to a sustainable future. The awards continue to grow and reflect the action that is happening across industry, business and community from regional to metropolitan Victoria.

The Premier’s Sustainability Awards offered 10 award categories to enter in 2017.

The 2017 Premier’s Sustainability Awards will be held on Thursday 26 October 2017 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 2016, Winters Flat Primary School 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 2016, Bendigo Sustainability Group took out this award.



In 2017, 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.


The Premier’s Sustainability Awards People’s Choice is an online competition where you can cast a vote for your favourite Awards finalists. It’s is a great way to learn about current innovative projects, show your support of the finalists and win great prizes. In 2016, voters were in the running for one of ten $500 Visa Cards, courtesy of Momentum Energy.

All you have to do is vote for your favourite finalist in one or multiple award categories for your chance to win. Winners will be drawn from those who voted for the People’s Choice most popular finalist in each category. You can only submit one vote per category and need to agree to the terms and conditions.

The People’s Choice does not form part of the awards official judging, nor does it influence the actual winners of the Premier’s Sustainability Awards which are announced at the awards ceremony

To see last years winners go to the People’s Choice page. The People’s Choice will open in September 2017.

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