Environmental Protection

Leadership and excellence by an organisation, community group or individual to proactively prevent harm to Victoria’s environment and people from pollution or waste.


Eligible entries:

Projects that have contributed to the prevention of harm to the environment and human health in Victoria from pollution or waste. Outcomes can include initiatives that prevent harm through:

– Specially developed technology and/or equipment

– Changes in practices and processes

– Education programs, resources or activities that have informed the community and/or businesses and helped people be active participants in protecting their environments.


Eligible entries include projects and initiatives that have been undertaken by:

– Large business

– Small to medium enterprises (SMEs)

– Government

– Community groups

– Individuals

These projects and initiatives may have been undertaken by businesses that the Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) regulates.


Entry requirements:

– Entry needs to comply with the eligibility requirements for the selected category, as per above

– The majority of demonstrable results must have occurred during the calendar year of 2017

– If started prior to 2017, major new initiatives or significant differences must have occurred during 2017

– The demonstrable activities and results associated with the entry must be within Victoria.


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