what are the hart awards?

The HART Awards (Helping Achieve Reconciliation Together), launched in 2014, recognise initiatives by local governments and community organisations that are advancing reconciliation in Victoria. Reconciliation Victoria and the Victorian Local Governance Association work in partnership to present the awards. You can support the HART Awards by nominating a local initiative and by telling others about the amazing work of HART Awards Finalists.

Learn more about the HART Awards

After receiving a record number of nominations the judging is complete and we are excited to announce this year’s Winners and Finalists for the 2019 HART Awards.

The HART Awards were presented at an event in Melbourne on Friday 31 May at the Korin Gamadji Institute, during National Reconciliation Week.

Check out the highlights from the day here.

The 6th annual HART Awards are presented by Reconciliation Victoria, in partnership with VLGA and supported by Bank Australia and Local Government Victoria. The Awards recognise Victorian initiatives that contribute to local reconciliation outcomes.

The winners in each category receive a beautiful handcrafted coolamon as an award and the community organisation category winner is awarded a prize of $1000 to support their reconciliation initiatives.

The 2019 HART Awards Winners and Finalists

Previous winners

Check out some of the fantastic HART Award-winning initiatives that have taken place around Victoria since the Awards began in 2014.

Previous Winners