HART Awards Finalists 2019

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

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

The 2019 Finalists are:

Local Government Category

Glenelg Shire Council
Demystifying History Documentary & Combined Citizenship Ceremony

Western Region Local Government Reconciliation Network
NAIDOC 2018 Photo Exhibition: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women of the West

City of Port Phillip
St Kilda Beach 2-on-2 Basketball Competition

City of Ballarat
Ballarat Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Portrait & Storytelling Project

City of Yarra
Remember Me: A Tribute to the Stolen Generations and their Families

Darebin City Council
Ongoing Commitment to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and reconciliation


Local Government – Schools and Early Years Category

Darebin City Council
NAIDOC Schools Yarning Conference

Wodonga City Council
Koorie Champions Network Group

Moonee Valley City Council
We Walk Together, Wanganyinu Yan Djerring

Wyndham City Council
Wyndham Aboriginal Community Centre and Integrated Family Centre

Wyndham City Council
Reconciliation Action at Scale – Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives


Community Organisations Category

The Academy of Sport, Health and Education (ASHE)

Weenthunga Health Network Inc.
Ngarrn-gakgo mangkie (hear within) Program

Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation/Abbotsford ConventFoundation Ngulu-nganjin’ (Our Voice)

Bendigo Reconciliation Committee
Identifying and Addressing Organisational White Privilege

Whittlesea Reconciliation Group
Kulin Village @ Whittlesea Community Festival

Balnarring Pre-School: Bundjil Nest Project
Womin djeka Balnarring Ngargee - including Book Launch


More information on the above inspirational projects will follow soon.