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 LG Professionals SA Leadership Excellence Awards aim to:

  • Foster a highly skilled sector committed to public good
  • Raise the profile of local government professionals and their achievements
  • Promote the local government sector as a great place to work
  • Support and recognise collaboration and benchmarking across the sector
  • 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

Nominations for the 23rd Leadership Excellence Awards are now open. 

Nominations close Friday 2 February 2024.

Winners will be announced at the 23rd Leadership Excellence Awards Gala Dinner will be held on Friday 10 May 2024 at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Tickets will be available to purchase in February 2024.

Nominate Now

Information Session - How to Nominate

Nominating for a Leadership Excellence Award is a rewarding process, providing you the valuable opportunity to reflect on your achievements. We understand that pulling together a nomination can seem daunting – but ultimately it’s about telling the story of your project or initiative.

If you would like a copy of the recording of the information session please contact Megan Down, Manager - Events & Partnerships by emailing


Data Collection Form - Emerging Leader of the Year

Data Collection Form - Excellence in Cross Council Collaboration 

Data Collection Form - All Other Team Categories 

Frequently Asked Questions


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

  Megan Down
  Manager - Events
  p: 08 8224 2088 

  Megan Hay
  Events Coordinator
  p: 08 8224 2087


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