Recognising outstanding achievement and innovation

in local government

About the Awards

The Local Government Professionals Australia, SA Leadership Excellence Awards Program recognises outstanding achievement and innovation in local government. The association is pleased to present a program that not only recognises excellence, but contributes to the advancement and improvement of local government as a sector.


The LG Professionals SA Leadership Excellence Awards aim to:

  • Foster a highly skilled sector committed to public good
  • Raise the profile of local government professionals and their achievements
  • Promote the local government sector as a great place to work
  • Support and recognise collaboration and benchmarking across the sector
  • Facilitate connections and sharing across local government

Benefits of nominating

The many benefits of being an Award nominee include:

  • Recognition of leadership, innovation, excellence and effort
  • Boosting the pride and motivation of employees
  • Making network connections and sharing achievements with other local government entities
  • Reflecting on the goals, strategies and vision that led to the success of the project and using those insights to drive even greater success in the future
  • Showcasing the work of local government professionals and the sector
  • Public acknowledgment of finalists


Key Dates

Nominations open November 2022

Entries close 5pm Friday 3 February 2023

Judging commences mid-February 2023

Notification of finalists March 2023

Announcement winners at the 2023 Awards Gala Dinner to be held on Friday 19 May 2023 at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Nominate now


> Call for Nominations Brochure

> Frequently Asked Questions

Data Collection Form – Emerging Leader of the Year

> Data Collection Form – Team Categories


For more information or to become an award or event partner please contact:


  Megan Down
  Manager - Events
  p: 08 8224 2088 

  Chloe Lock
  Events and Administration Officer
  p: 08 8224 2092

Past Award Winners

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Mailing Address: 148 Frome Street ADELAIDE SA 5000   Phone: 08 8224 2080   Email:

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