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Minister for Health and Wellbeing - Excellence in Public Health Awards


Ensure that your council is in the running to bring further health benefits to your community!

Councils are now invited to nominate for the 2020 Minister for Health and Wellbeing – Excellence in Public Health Awards. The application period is open for an eight week period between Monday 13 January 2020 and Thursday 12 March 2020, with winners to be announced in April 2020.

The Awards celebrate local council initiatives across South Australia which have resulted in outstanding contributions to public health in local communities.

The Awards showcase stories of success in delivering public health benefits in local areas, and councils’ essential, often unseen, roles in supporting community health and wellbeing.

The winners will represent exemplary local and regional public health action which can raise the practice bar across local government, and promote greater awareness of the importance of public health for all South Australians.

Previous winning metropolitan and regional public health initiatives are available from the page links below.

Entry information

The Awards are open to all local councils across South Australia and there are two Award categories, ‘metropolitan’ and ‘regional’ (based on LGA classification).

The judging panel may also award councils with ‘Highly Commended’ certificates to recognise their significant contributions to public health excellence.

Nominations are now open (PDF 1MB) and will close on Thursday 12 March 2020.

All entries will be judged according to the criteria (outlined in the Nomination Guide (PDF 650KB) and winners will be announced in April 2020.

Application pack

To download the Online Application Form and the Nomination Guide which includes entry information and conditions of entry, click on the links below or to the right.

Further information

For further information about the Awards please email PublicHealthAct@sa.gov.au or contact Local Government Relations and Policy on 8226 6238.

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