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 overall aim of the Local Government Professionals Australia, SA Leadership Excellence Awards is to:

  • Raise the standard and quality of local government leadership and management across local government in South Australia.
  • Raise the profile of local government professionals
  • Recognise excellence demonstrated by local government professionals
  • 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

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Leadership Excellence Gala Awards Dinner scheduled for Friday 22 May 2020 will be postponed to a later date when it is safe for everyone to attend.  We will provide you with a new date as soon as we can.

We understand this will inevitably be disappointing for many, Awards Finalists in particular. If you have any suggestions as to how we can recognise the fantastic projects that were shortlisted for this year’s Awards please send them to

For those already registered or who have pre-purchased registrations:

In the first instance, we will transfer all registrations to the new date, noting that should you or your registered attendees no longer be able to make it, substitutions are welcome up until four weeks prior.

We will keep in touch with you along the way, and if the dinner no longer suits, we can issue you with a PD Voucher with an expiration date of 30 June 2021 to use on alternate development opportunities with us.

For further information on how we are navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic, please refer to the letter from our President and CEO here.

We were really looking forward to delivering this event for you, but everyone’s health and safety as well as the integrity of our program experiences are more important.

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Rhiannon Grebenshikoff on 08 8291 7995. 

Key Dates

Nominations Close - Friday 31 January 2020

Notification of Finalists - Wednesday 4 March 2020

Leadership Excellence Gala Awards Dinner -
Friday 22 May 2020 - POSTPONED

Gala Dinner Event Information

Location - Adelaide Convention Centre

Pre Dinner Drinks - 6:45PM

Dinner - 7:30PM

Dress - Cocktail


> Download the Call for Nominations Brochure

Register now


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


Rhiannon Grebenshikoff
Manager Operations, Events and Partnerships

  p: 08 8291 7995

Past Award Winners

20192018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 

Mailing Address:  5 Hauteville Tce EASTWOOD SA 5063   Phone: 8291-7990;   Fax: 8451-1568   E-mail:

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