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 on Friday 9 June 2017, subject to the Premier’s approval.

Feedback from past awards participants has highlighted the importance of allowing plenty of time to prepare your nomination.

Start your planning early:

  • determine a primary contact – they will receive all correspondence and are responsible for managing the nomination’s project team
  • identify a suitable body of work for your nomination
  • choose the most appropriate awards category for your nomination (projects can only be nominated in one category per year)
  • identify the key stakeholders
  • establish a nomination working group
  • gain executive support and approval for your nomination
  • view example nominations from previous finalists and winners 
  • attend a briefing session in April 2017. 

Page last updated 3 March 2017