Awards Program

ANZ
Proud supporters of the Australian Water Awards since 2015

The Australian Water Association offers a range of awards at both state and national levels, and plays an important role in promoting the contribution our members make to the industry and community.

The awards not only recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations, they inspire the entire industry to make a positive change and help drive a sustainable water future. 

Aside from the Student awards, all awards are only open to Australian Water Association members. 

State Awards Program 2021/22 

To enter the National Awards, you must first enter your state or territory Awards Program. Click on your relevant state for details about which awards you can enter and for more information on individual state awards.

ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA National
State winners go on to compete in the National Awards which are announced each year at the Ozwater Gala Dinner. They are profiled in our magazine and across our digital platform. 

Important dates and info

Please refer to the table below for the opening, closing and announcement dates in your state or territory for the 21/22 Awards. 
State Awards Open 15 June 2021 Awards  Close Winners Announced
QLD

- Water Professional of the Year Award
- Young Water Professional of the Year Award
- Student Water Prize
- Infrastructure Project Innovation Award (Metro)
- Infrastructure Project Innovation Award (Regional)
- Organisational Excellence Award
- R&D Excellence Award
- QLD Regional Service Award
- QLD Distinguished Service Award

16 July 2021 (extended until 23 July)

10 September 2021
NT

- Water Professional of the Year Award
- Young Water Professional of the Year Award
- Student Water Prize
- Infrastructure Project Innovation Award (Metro)
- Infrastructure Project Innovation Award (Regional)

- Organisational Excellence Award
- R&D Excellence Award

24 August 2021 14 October 2021
WA

- Water Professional of the Year Award
- Young Water Professional of the Year Award
- Student Water Prize
- Infrastructure Project Innovation Award (Metro)
- Infrastructure Project Innovation Award (Regional)

- Organisational Excellence Award
- R&D Excellence Award

- WA Water Sensitive Urban Design (Grahame Heal) Award
- WA Innovating for Sustainable Water and Environmental Outcomes Award

31 August 2021 29 October 2021

VIC

- Water Professional of the Year Award
- Young Water Professional of the Year Award
- Student Water Prize
- Infrastructure Project Innovation Award (Metro)
- Infrastructure Project Innovation Award (Regional)

- Organisational Excellence Award
- R&D Excellence Award

9 September 2021

4 November 2021

SA

- SA Premier's Water Medal / Water Professional of the Year Award
- Young Water Professional of the Year Award
- Student Water Prize
- Infrastructure Project Innovation Award (Metro)
- Infrastructure Project Innovation Award (Regional)

- Organisational Excellence Award
- R&D Excellence Award

10 September 2021

* Student Water Prize submissions close TBC September 2021

12 November 2021

TAS

- Water Professional of the Year Award
- Young Water Professional of the Year Award
- Infrastructure Project Innovation Award (Regional)

1 October 2021

TBC November 2021 

ACT

- Water Professional of the Year Award
- Young Water Professional of the Year Award
- Student Water Prize
- Infrastructure Project Innovation Award (Metro)
- Infrastructure Project Innovation Award (Regional)

- Organisational Excellence Award
- R&D Excellence Award

12 November 2021

TBC February 2022

NSW

- Water Professional of the Year Award
- Young Water Professional of the Year Award
- Student Water Prize
- Infrastructure Project Innovation Award
- Organisational Excellence Award
- R&D Excellence Award
 
- NSW Kamal Fernando Mentoring Award 
- NSWRoger Pettitt Award

12 November 2021

TBC February 2022


National Water Industry Safety Excellence Award
25 February 2022
Ozwater'22 Gala Dinner

Customer Experience Award
25 February 2022 Ozwater'22 Gala Dinner


Australian Stockholm Junior Water Prize
Monday, 29 November 2021: Project outline due

Monday, 14 February 2021: Completed project due
Ozwater'22 Gala Dinner







































   






To enter:
  • Check when your state awards open and close, see table above. Please note that no extensions will be granted after the closing date.
  • Complete the online nomination forms. We recommend you familiarise yourself with the award criteria, and the questions you will be asked in the form prior to completing.
  • Nominations will be entered into the State Awards. The winner at each state level will automatically advance to the national awards.
  • National finalists will be asked to prepare a three-minute video overview of their project/ of the nominee for promotional purposes.

FAQs and conditions of entry


FAQs  Awards program conditions of entry

Should you have any questions please contact us on 02 9436 0055 or email Katie Trevor