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


Key Dates

Registrations close Friday 22 April 2022

Gala Awards Dinner – Friday 27 May 2022

21st Annual Leadership Excellence Gala Awards Dinner 

Date: Friday 27 May 2022
Time: 6:45 PM - late
Location: Adelaide Convention Centre (fully vaccinated venue)

Register now


> Download the Call for Nominations Brochure

> Frequently Asked Questions

Data Collection Form – Emerging Leader of the Year

> Data Collection Form – Team Categories


Excellence in Customer Service or Experience 

Excellence in Local Economic Development

Excellence in Cross Council Collaboration

Emerging Leader of the Year

Excellence in Environmental Leadership and Sustainability


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

  p: 08 8224 2080

Past Award Winners

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

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