Minister for Health and Wellbeing - Excellence in Public Health Awards

Ensure your Council is in the running to bring further health benefits to your community.

The Minister for Health and Wellbeing – Excellence in Public Health Awards are now open, with winners to be announced on 29 October 2021.

The Minister for Health and Wellbeing – Excellence in Public Health Awards celebrate outstanding contributions to public health by local councils. 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 iniatives can be found 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 for 2021.

Nominations are now open and will close on Friday 3 September 2021.

All entries will be judged according to the criteria (outlined in the Nomination Guide) and winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony to be held on Friday 29 October 2021.

Application Pack

To download a Nomination Guide including entry information, conditions of entry and the application form 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.