About the Awards

Each year, PLA acknowledges excellence in our industry through its prestigious Awards of Excellence.These annual awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding initiatives and innovative efforts of 'the people behind the places' which promote good use of leisure time for a number of social, environmental and economic benefits to the community.

Finalists are announced at region events held across the country in May and June and national winners at the prestigious Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner to be held in Sydney this October.

Key Dates


Closing 27 March 2020

Region Judging

April 2020

Region winners announced

May-June 2020

National Judging

August 2020

Awards of Excellence
Gala Dinner

October 2020

2019 Award Winners

The 2019 Award winners across 12 categories were announced on Tuesday 29 October 2019 at the Crown, Perth. Hosted by Basil Zempilas the evening also included the announcement of the International Green Flag Award winners.

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