The Western Australian Premier, the Hon. Mark McGowan MLA, will consider a refreshed approach to the Premier’s Awards for Public Sector Excellence. It is anticipated this will include new categories and initiatives which the Premier will launch in 2018. Consequently, there will be no award program in 2017.

News about the 2018 Premier’s Awards will be posted and distributed via the Premier’s Awards mailing list as it becomes available.


Nominations for the 2017 awards open on Monday 1 May and close Friday 9 June 2017, subject to the Premier’s approval.

To progress through the shortlisting process, nominations must demonstrate how a public authority’s project or initiative contributes towards the achievement of one of the seven Premier’s Awards categories. Nominations are assessed against four general criteria and an additional two or three category specific criteria.

There are many benefits in nominating for an award:

  • Preparing a nomination is an opportunity to review a major initiative or project.
  • Feedback throughout the awards judging processes can assist in learnings and improve future awards nominations.
  • Taking part in the awards process provides an opportunity to promote innovative and creative approaches to addressing an emerging issue and/or challenge.
  • The awards are a way of highlighting and acknowledging the effort that goes into undertaking and delivering a major initiative or project.
  • Participation in the awards increases the profile of an organisation.

There are no costs for nominating a project for the awards.

Nominations must be lodged via the online nominations form located on the InterSector website. You must have an InterSector account to lodge the nomination.

To learn more about how to complete and submit a nomination, view the Nomination guidelines, Nomination template and nomination examples from past awards winners.


Page last updated 3 March 2017