Australian Safer Community Awards

Coordinated by Emergency Management Australia, these awards aim to recognise best practice and innovation in emergency management by individuals and organisations.

This year’s awards are for projects substantially undertaken between January 2002 and April 2003.

Further information and nomination forms are available from FESA Emergency Management Services, (08) 9323 9342.

Nominations close August 8.

Community Services Industry Awards

These awards recognise individuals, small and large not for profit organisations, schools, businesses and state, federal and local governments, which provide community services and build community relationships.

Entry kits are available from (08) 9222 2833, 1800 010 004, and

More information is available from, and nominations close July 25.

This year’s WA sponsors include: Goundrey Wines, Lotterywest, Radio 882 6PR, Rendezvous Observation City Hotel, Staging Connections, The West Australian, and WIN Television.

Excellence in Public Sector Management Awards

This year's awards include eight categories.

The leadership category, included for the first time this year, will emphasise a different quality each year, this year focusing on equity and diversity.

Further information is available from and from Premier’s Awards project manager, Irene Hislop -, (08) 92228759.

UN Association of Australia

Best School Based Project Exploring Environmental Themes or Issues – Mullaloo Heights Primary School, for a permaculture project comprising a self-sustaining garden, recycling centre, chicken run, worm farm and tree nursery.

Mullaloo Heights was one of three schools to win a UN Association of Australia award.

North Dandalup Primary School was a finalist.

Sponsors of the Mullaloo Heights project included Joondalup City Council, Planet Ark, and the Environmental Protection Authority.

WA Firefighter of the Year

Nominations are open for WA’s firefighter of the year awards, sponsored by RAC Insurance and the Rotary Club of Whitfords.

Members of the public are invited to nominate a firefighter, brigade or team from WA’s 20,000 volunteer and 850 career firefighters.

Nomination forms are available from FESA, fire stations, major tertiary hospitals, RAC branches, local governments and libraries.

Nominations close August 1.

Western Australian Industry and Export Awards

Benefits to applicants for these awards include access to consulting services to assist with business plan development, or to explore potential opportunities overseas.

Further information, including the 14 awards categories, judging criteria, past winners, and a sample application are available from

Queries can be emailed to

Applications close July 9.

Sponsors include Austal Ships, Austrade, BankWest, Ernst & Young, Export Solutions, Sun Microsystems Australia, and The West Australian.

Western Australian Tourism Awards

Categories for this year’s awards include festivals and major events, cultural, heritage and adventure tourism, tours and transport, accommodation, restaurants and wineries, and marketing and retail.

Category winners will be finalists in the Australian Tourism Awards, to be held in Perth in February 2004.

Sponsors and awards supporters include Perth Airport and The Sunday Times, Fleetwood Corporation, Qantas Airways and the Western Australian Tourism Commission.

Nominations close June 30.

Further information is available from awards coordinator, Strahan Consultants, (08) 9246 3192 and

WA Seniors' Awards

Nominations for these awards are open until July 18.

Further information is available from (08) 9220 1141, and nomination kits are available from public libraries, the Office for Seniors' Interests and Volunteering, (08) 9328 9155, 1800 671 233, and

Sponsors of this year’s awards include BankWest, Channel Seven Perth, Council on the Ageing (WA), 882 6PR, GWN, Hollywood Private Hospital, The West Australian, Western Hearing Services, the West Regional Group of newspapers, and Woolworths.

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