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Awards & scholarships




Our awards and scholarships recognise outstanding achievements in local government.

Annual Report Awards

The Annual Report Awards encourage best practice in annual reporting in Victorian local government.

Cranlana Colloquium Scholarship

The Cranlana Colloquium Scholarship gives one councillor the opportunity to join a leadership program with 20 other leaders from corporate, not-for-profit and government organisations.

Local Government Excellence in ICT Awards

The Local Government Excellence in ICT Awards recognise outstanding performance in delivering innovative information and communications technology (ICT) solutions.

MAV Local Government Fellowship

​The $12 000 MAV Local Government Fellowship is awarded annually to a Victorian councillor to undertake international research and study in a policy area of significance to the local government sector.

President’s Award for Planning Improvement

The President’s Award for Planning Improvement recognises innovation and improvement by a council participating in the STEP Planning Process Improvement Program.

Victorian Councillor Service Awards

The Victorian Councillor Service Awards recognise Victorian councillors for their long service to communities.

Victorian Council Officer Service Award

The Victorian Council Officer Service Award provides up to $7000 to assist a council officer to undertake a major study on a human resource management issue that affects local government.