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About the Melbourne Awards

The Melbourne Awards are our city’s highest accolade, celebrating the inspirational Melburnians who dedicate their time and energy for the benefit of the city.  Now in its 12th year, the Awards were introduced by the City of Melbourne to reward the outstanding achievements of organisations and individuals whose passion and commitment makes Melbourne such a unique place to live, visit and do business.

The Awards recognise significant achievements in the areas of Sustainability, Community and Profile – celebrating those who contribute to the social, economic and sustainable benefit of the city and enhance Melbourne’s reputation as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

Entries can be made by nominating an individual, group or organisation who is working towards securing Melbourne’s future as a thriving, forward-thinking capital city.

Details on each Award can be found at Award categories.

Nominations for the 2014 Melbourne Awards have now closed. To find out more about this year’s selection criteria and submission requirements, see How to enter.

You can also download the full 2014 Melbourne Awards entry brochure (PDF 754kb).

Winners are selected through a robust and independent judging process involving senior business leaders from a range of industry sectors, who often become ambassadors for the inspiring achievements they witness.

Another important part of the Melbourne Awards program is the announcement of Melburnian of the Year. The Melburnian of the Year is selected by a committee of notable Melburnians appointed by the Lord Mayor.  Find out more about the Melburnian of the Year award.

The 2014 Melbourne Awards program culminated in the presentation of awards at the prestigious Gala Awards Ceremony at Melbourne Town Hall on Saturday 15 November, where finalists were acknowledged and winners celebrated.

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Key dates

Date             Activity
30 April    

Registration of entry open

16 June

Registration of entry closed

3 July

Submission workshop one 

4 July

Submission workshop two 

4 August

Entries (submissions) closed 

23 September - 9 October

Judging interviews and selection meetings 

21 October Finalists announced
15 November

Melbourne Awards Gala Ceremony – Melbourne Town Hall


Contact us

Melbourne Awards Coordinator
Events Melbourne
City of Melbourne
PO Box 1603

Ph: 03 9658 9451
Fax: 03 9658 9352

Melbourne Awards - celebrating inspriational Melburnians