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Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2014

The Premier’s Sustainability Awards recognise and reward leadership in sustainability and celebrate the contribution businesses, institutions, communities and individuals make to a more liveable and sustainable Victoria.

The 9 categories in this year’s awards program are:

Cleaner Yarra and Bay

Leadership, commitment and excellence by an individual, community group, business, organisation, or government to protect and/or enhance the health of the Yarra River, Port Phillip Bay and/or its waterways.


Leadership, commitment and excellence in delivery of sustainable projects or programs which have demonstrated widespread benefits for Victorian communities.


Development and delivery of educational programs and institutional practices that address and contribute to a more sustainable Victoria for current and future generations.

Environmental Protection

Leadership, commitment and excellence by a business in the protection of the environment.

Infrastructure and Buildings

Excellence in contribution to innovative design, construction/delivery and/or operation of sustainable infrastructure and buildings; whether it is a new structure or re-imagining of existing form.

Innovative Products or Services

Outstanding innovation in products and/or services that reduce environmental impact from a lifecycle perspective.

Large Business

Outstanding achievements by a large business in adopting and implementing sustainability principles.

Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)

Outstanding achievements by a small-medium business for their adoption of sustainable measures and minimising their environmental footprint.


Excellence in sustainable tourism which contributes to the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of Victoria’s natural landscapes, ecology and local cultural heritage and/or provides tourism services through sustainable and efficient practices.


In addition to these awards, the Premier will personally select two overall winners: the Premier’s Regional Recognition Award and the Premier’s Recognition Award.

Entries Now Closed

For further information on award categories, entry and judging process, email here.

2014 Key Dates

Entries Open

Monday 3rd March

Entries Close

Monday 2nd June

Finalists Announced

Early September

Awards Dinner

Thursday 2nd October