The Local Government Honours Program affords significant public recognition and celebration of the outstanding achievements and lasting contributions made by Elected Members and employees to their respective Councils, the Local Government sector and the wider community.

Nominations for the 2022 Honours Program are now open!

Nominations for the 2022 Honours Program are now open and will close at 5:00pm on Friday, 24 June.
Member Local Governments and State Councillors are invited to submit nominations using the forms provided below.
The brochure from the 2021 Honours Program may provide an indication of the type of information required to support each nomination.

The Awards

There are six awards in the 2022 Honours Program, including two new awards. The nomination forms for each can be found by following the links below:
  1. Local Government Medal
  2. Life Membership
  3. Eminent Service Award
  4. Merit Award (new for 2022 )
  5. Local Government Distinguished Officer Award
  6. Young Achievers Award (new for 2022 )
Please refer to the Program Policy and the Honours Panel Terms of Reference for further details about the awards and selection process. 

For further enquiries or more information, please contact Kathy Robertson, Executive Officer Governance on (08) 9213 2036 or email