About the Awards

Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA) is managing the Green Flag Award®, a standard that is the international mark of quality. The scheme was set up in 1996 to recognise and reward green spaces in England and Wales that met the laid down high standards and since then has been introduced to many countries throughout the world. The scheme recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces in Australia, New Zealand and around the world.

Each year opportunity is provided for organisations to nominate their parks, reserves and green spaces for recognition as a Green Flag Award® recipient by participating in the Awards judging process. Industry expert volunteer judges assess the nominated parks across eight criteria including environmental management, horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability, community involvement and providing a warm welcome. As the international standard for green spaces, holding a Green Flag Award® brings with it a vast amount of prestige. It is also an excellent example of civic achievement and provides communities with a great sense of civic pride.

Key Dates

Applications open

2 March 2020

Applications close

30 June 2020

Judging occurs

6 July to 28 August 2020

Awards Presentation

9 September 2020

2019 Award Winners

View 2019 Award Winners

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