Log in



The LGMA Awards for Excellence recognise the best of local government initiatives in the state, noting the differing environments and communities that local government serves. LGMA is delighted to present a programme which acknowledges and celebrates the outstanding work undertaken by local governments across Queensland. 

The categories are designed to be flexible – recognising that local government is at the forefront of innovation and operates in a rapidly changing environment. Categories are not intended to be limited to particular areas of local government activity. Instead, they are applicable to activities across the whole of local government.

2024 Awards for Excellence Nominations

The 2024 LGMA Awards for Excellence programme is currently open for nominations until 17 April 2024 at 3.00pm.  The Award Categories include:

  • Above and Beyond
  • Community Shaping
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Resourcefulness (Category 1 councils only)
  • Sustainability
  • Teamwork
  • Workplace Wellbeing

Nomination Conditions

Council subscribers of LGMA are eligible to nominate projects for the LGMA Awards for Excellence. 

All Nominations must be registered online via the LGMA website.  An entry fee of $350.00 applies to each nomination with the exception of Category 1 Councils who nominate for the Excellence in Resourcefulness Award (each Category 1 Council has access to one complimentary nomination in this category). Councils may submit numerous projects and multiple nominations are permitted in all categories.  

A project or initiative may be nominated in up to two categories and each will be treated as a separate nomination.  If nominating a project in more than one category, nominators should ensure the nomination is tailored to address each of the category requirements. A tax invoice will be issued once a nomination has been received online.

Awards for Excellence Brochure

Nomination Guidelines are available here.

Nomination Registration

All nominations need to be registered online between 3 October 2023 until 17 April 2024 at 3.00pm.  Registration of your pending nomination allows LGMA to plan for the judging process and the Awards Gala.  For registration, you will be asked for the following information: Name, phone contact details, role in council, council name and address and the official name of the project. Register Here.

2024 Awards for Excellence Gala

Date: Thursday 23 May 2024

Dress Code: Cocktail or Business Casual – As the venue temperature may vary, we suggest wearing layered clothing so that you are comfortable throughout the event.

Venue: State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane – Level 2

Auditorium 1 – Award Announcements

Queensland Terrace – Celebratory Networking Event

Gala Tickets: Available from January 2024

·       Council Officer Individual Rate $135.00 pp

·       Council Officers' Package for 5 Attendees $555.00 per pack

·       Council Officer Virtual Attendance (Zoom) $85.00 per logon


15.30-16.00 Registrations/Seated – Auditorium 1 – Tiered Seating

Attendees will be provided with a name tag on arrival which acts as your entry ticket.

16.00-17.15 Award Announcements – Finalists and Winners 

17.15-19.30 Celebratory Networking Event – Queensland Terrace – Stand up event

Drinks, Canapes and Finger Food will be served.


Please note, we do not announce finalists in advance of the official award announcements at the Gala.

At the Awards Gala, typically we announce 3-5 finalists per category (depending on the number of submissions and the judging panel etc.) and then announce the winning submission.  The exception is the Above and Beyond Award which we announce the winner only.

Public Transport:

Parking: The Queensland Performing Arts Car Parks 1,2,3 – details are available on the website:

Thank you to the Corporate Partners supporting the 2024 Awards for Excellence


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software