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
nominations open!

Nominations are now open for the 2019 HART Awards, closing on Sunday 31st March at 4pm. This year all nominations will be submitted through an online form on VLGA's website.

Nominations should be initiatives that demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal people working together, and initiatives that have contributed to strengthening relationships, respect and understanding while demonstrating a commitment to Aboriginal self-determination.

The HART Awards will be presented at an event in Melbourne on Friday 31 May 2019, during National Reconciliation Week.

All winners will receive an award. The community category winner will also be awarded a prize of $1000 to support their reconciliation initiatives. 

2019 HART Awards Nomination Online Form

Nomination Process

Previous winners

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

2018 HART Awards Winners and Finalists

Previous winners