Award nominations are open, and will close 5pm Friday 22 May.  Submissions also receive a ticket to the awards dinner which can be redeemed at the 2021 LG Excellence Awards, where award winners will have their official photograph taken and be recognised during the 2021 ceremony.  

While we know everyone is aware of the restrictions, we do want to ensure we celebrate the notable and amazing achievements and contributions councils have made to their communities over the past year, and invite everyone to participate in the online announcements.
We have been made aware that SurveyMonkey will be upgrading the system over the weekend. If you have any problems completing your submission please try again on Monday or contact Alyssa Mason at


The NSW Local Government Excellence Awards celebrate outstanding achievements and promote innovation and continuous improvement within NSW local government. Through the Awards, we recognise the excellent work being undertaken by our members and NSW councils, and take the opportunity to showcase excellence within the state and nationally.

This years Awards recognise initiatives, projects or programs that have been completed between January to December 2019. 


All award nominations are to be submitted via the online nomination system accessible via the category links above.

To assist in making this process cleaner, we recommend you download the Award Nomination Requirements and prepare your answers before you access the portal, allowing you to simply copy and paste your prepared responses into your submission. Please proof read your submission carefully before finalising. Submissions will be published in the awards booklet as supplied (including typing errors and spelling mistakes).

LG Professionals, NSW reserves the right to cancel or amend an award category at any time. Any councils impacted by this change will be notified accordingly.


Nominations Close: 22 May 2020
Finalists Announced: 29 May 2020
Award Presentation: 6 July - 17 July 2020


View the LG Awards Sponsorship prospectus here.

For sponsorship opportunities please contact
Troy Dowd
Business Development Manager
0423 376 155

The 2020 Awards will be announced online during a series of exciting and engaging live events being held from 6-17 July.  

Please click here to view the 2019 awards programme which includes all finalist submissions

Please click here to view full list of awards winners from previous years

Thank you to our Award Sponsors




For additional information on the NSW Local Government Excellence Awards please contact:
Alyssa Mason
Events Coordinator
02 8297 1213