We Are Brimbank Awards

The We Are Brimbank Awards celebrate the pride and potential of our city and aim to publicly recognise the exceptional contributions, hard work and determination of organisations and groups that make a positive difference within Brimbank. 2021 is the fourth year of celebrating our community with these awards.

Award categories

Culture, Arts and Tourism Award

Demonstrated outstanding contribution to the rich cultural, heritage, tourism and artistic fabric of the Brimbank community.

We have over 40,000 years of aboriginal history and 166 nationalities represented in our municipality. Our rich heritage and industrial past are complemented by modern, vibrant food, culture and art scenes. This award celebrates the fantastic projects, events, groups or enterprises that showcase and develop our communities’ rich cultural fabric.

Environment and Sustainability Award

Demonstrated outstanding contribution to the protection, enhancement and awareness of Brimbank’s natural and urban environment.

We’re surrounded by natural treasures and enjoy great open spaces and recreational facilities. This award celebrates groups, projects or activities that create a more environmentally sustainable city, or initiatives that encourage residents to contribute and take care of our environment for future generations.

Employment and Enterprise Award

Demonstrated outstanding contribution to the prosperity of Brimbank.

We’re at the heart of Australia’s fastest-growing region. So we're perfectly placed to lead Melbourne and Victoria's future growth. This award acknowledges the sole traders, businesses, social enterprises and organisations that find innovative ways to keep us contributing and prosperous.

Inclusive Brimbank Award

Demonstrated outstanding contribution to promoting participation in community life and supporting proud, safe and healthy citizens.

Our diversity has made us what we are today – a proud, dynamic, harmonious and welcoming community. This award celebrates groups, projects or activities that enhance the lives and wellbeing of residents, promote understanding or provide support and positive outcomes for the disadvantaged, at-risk or vulnerable in the community.

Learning Excellence Award

Demonstrated outstanding contribution to the ongoing education, learning and engagement of the Brimbank community.

We're a community that values lifelong learning and education for everybody. This award recognises the schools, sports clubs, businesses, groups and learning centres that deliver innovative, learning-rich environments and projects that boost our community’s knowledge, skills and wellbeing.

Award criteria

  • Tell us why are you nominating this organisation/group
  • Give an overview of the project/initiative you are nominating - including its purpose, community benefits and successes
  • Demonstrated Leadership: How has the nominee acted as a leader and role model for the community?
  • Demonstrated Contribution: Describe the outstanding contribution the nominee has made to the community. Give examples of organisations, projects or people that have benefited from their contribution.

These awards are not open to individuals. The Australia Day Awards open late year to nominate individuals for the Brimbank Citizen of the Year and the Brimbank Young Citizen of the Year.

Nomination period

Nominations were open from 1 July to 3 September 2021.

Announcement of 2021 Winners

The winners of the We Are Brimbank Awards were announced on Wednesday evening 27 October 2021 at a special online presentation.

Please contact CivicEvents@brimbank.vic.gov.au for more information.