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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.

See: Annual Report Awards

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.

See: Cranlana Colloquium Scholarship

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.

See: Local Government excellence in ICT Awards

McArthur 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.

See: McArthur Local Government Fellowship

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.

See: Victorian Councillor Service Awards

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.