We Are Brimbank Awards 2018

We Are Brimbank Awards: Celebrating the pride and potential of our city.

Nominations Now Open

There is so much to be proud of in Brimbank. These awards celebrate the exceptional contributions, hard work and determination of organisations and groups making a positive difference in Brimbank.

Tell us about groups, businesses, not-for-profits or any other organisations that should be recognised for their contribution to our community across five categories.


Culture, Arts and Tourism Award

Demonstrated outstanding contribution to the rich cultural, heritage, tourism and artistic fabric of the Brimbank community.

We have over 40,000 years of aboriginal history and 166 nationalities represented in our municipality. Our rich industrial past is complemented by modern, vibrant food, culture and art scenes. This award celebrates the fantastic projects, events, groups or enterprises that showcase and develop our communities’ rich cultural fabric.

Environment and Sustainability Award

Demonstrated outstanding contribution to the protection, enhancement and awareness of Brimbank’s natural and urban environment.

We’re surrounded by natural treasures and enjoy great open spaces and recreational facilities. This award celebrates groups, projects or activities that create a more environmentally sustainable city, or initiatives that encourage residents to contribute and take care of our environment for future generations.

Employment and Enterprise Award

Demonstrated outstanding contribution to the prosperity of Brimbank.

We’re at the heart of Australia’s fastest-growing region, and perfectly placed to lead the future growth of Melbourne and Victoria. This award acknowledges the sole traders, businesses, social enterprises and organisations that find innovative ways to keep us contributing and prosperous.

Inclusive Brimbank Award

Demonstrated outstanding contribution to promoting participation in community life and supporting proud, safe and healthy citizens.

Our diversity has made us what we are today – a proud, dynamic, harmonious and welcoming community. This award celebrates groups, projects or activities that enhance the lives and wellbeing of residents, promote understanding or provide support and positive outcomes for the disadvantaged, at-risk or vulnerable in the community.

Learning Excellence Award

Demonstrated outstanding contribution to the ongoing education, learning and engagement of the Brimbank community.

We are a community that values lifelong learning and education for everybody. This award recognises the schools, sports clubs, businesses, groups and learning centres that are delivering innovative, learning-rich environments and projects that boost our community’s knowledge, skills and wellbeing.


Nominations close 5pm Friday 31 August 2018.

Nominations will be accepted for any group of people identified as:

  • Business or corporation (including sole traders)
  • Non-profit or non-government organisation
  • School or religious institution
  • Sports Club
  • Volunteer community group

Groups or partnerships that have worked on a specific project to deliver outcomes for the community are also eligible. For example a collaborative project with a start and end date. In this case, nominees should nominate the project and name the partners involved.

  • Nominated entities or projects must be based in, or carrying out the majority of their trade and/or services within the municipality of Brimbank.
  • Current serving Councillors or employees of the Brimbank City Council are ineligible.
  • Nominations can be made online or on the hardcopy. Photocopies of the official online form are acceptable.
  • All nomination information and materials submitted remain the property of Brimbank City Council.
  • We respect your privacy, read our privacy policy here.
  • The decision of the judging panel is final, and no correspondence will be entered into in respect of the decision.

Individual contributions will not be considered for the We Are Brimbank awards but are encouraged to submit a nomination for the Australia Day Awards 2019.

Nominate your group and as many other local groups as you want. You will just need to supply details of a referee as someone that supports your nomination.

It’s easy to nominate, so why not complete the online form now!


Five independent and experienced community leaders will review all applications alongside the Brimbank Mayor, Councillor Margaret Giudice.

Winners Announced

Awards will be presented at the We Are Brimbank Gala Dinner on Friday 5 October 2018. Tickets on sale now! (Finalists will receive two free tickets).

All ticket sale proceeds will go to the Brimbank Community Fund.

For more information on the awards and dinner, contact us on 9249 4000.


Next review date: 
13 July 2018