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*.

Due to COVID 19 all events (including Awards announcements) have been postponed up until May 31. As the situation is changing daily, we will provide updates as and when we can. We encourage you to enter your nomination, as region and national winners will still be recognised and celebrated throughout the year.

Key Dates


NEW - Closing 24 April 2020

Region Judging

May 2020

Region winners announced

August/ September 2020

National Judging

September 2020

National Awards of Excellence

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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