The Premier’s Sustainability Awards, now in its 14th year, recognises and celebrates Victorians who are leading the way to a sustainable future. The awards continue to grow and reflect the community action that is happening across industry, business and community from regional to metropolitan Victoria.

The Premier’s Sustainability Awards were pleased to introduce two new award categories in 2015 with the Health Award and the Environmental Justice Award and are pleased to announce the awards will continue as part of the 10 award categories in 2016.

The 2016 Premier’s Sustainability Awards will be held on Thursday 20 October at the Plaza Ballroom.

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


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

Premier’s Recognition Award

This award is made to one of the winners of the ten award categories which, in the Premier’s opinion, showcases exemplary innovation in sustainability, and has shown particular leadership and determination in overcoming obstacles. Last year, the St Kilda Mums, Geelong Mums and Eureka Mums took out this award.

Premier’s Regional Recognition Award

This award is made to one of the regional finalists of the ten award categories which, in the Premier’s opinion, has demonstrated notable sustainability benefits for regional Victoria. Last year, Barwon Health took out this award.


The Premier’s Sustainability Awards People’s Choice is an online competition where you can cast a vote for your favourite Premier’s Sustainability Awards finalist. It’s is a great way to get involved in the awards, show your support of the finalists and go into the running to win one of ten $500 Visa Cards, courtesy of Momentum Energy.

Vote for your favourite finalist in one or more of the ten 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 on Thursday 20 October 2016.

Voting closed on Friday 30 September. Winners will be announced on Thursday 6 October 2016.
ME Logo



In 2016, 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. The award plaques are made from salvaged brass off cuts and the award is housed in a recycled paperboard case.



Awards News5 September 2016

Finalists have been announced in the 2016 Premier’s Sustainability Awards. This year there are 30 inspirational finalists across the 10 categories – representing great diversity and innovation in sustainability. Check out this years finalists here.

If you are a sustainable government organisation, businesses, community group or individual who is working on an exciting project or initiative this year, why not enter in 2017! Register below to receive updates on when the awards open for entries next year and to find out who the finalists, and the winners are in 2016.


The award winners will be announced at the awards ceremony to be held in late October. The award ceremony celebrates and recognises the achievments by all finalists. Watch this video to see more:



The Premier’s Sustainability Awards thanks Momentum Energy for their support as the Principal Sponsor in 2016

ME Logo  

Momentum Energy comes from a different place. We care for our customers and support renewable energy – a better choice for the environment. Momentum Energy is backed by Hydro Tasmania, Australia’s largest generator of renewable energy with over 100 years of experience. We’re 100% Australian owned and operated so when you call us, you call one of our Australian call centres. Call us today for a no obligation Electricity & Gas Comparison on 1800 794 824.