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01 June 2018
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM


Korin Gomadji Institute Maurice Rioli Room

Punt Road, Richmond VIC 3000

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2018 HART Awards Finalists Announced


  MEDIA RELEASE   2018-HART-Awards-Finalists-Announced-070518.pdf

Local Government Catagory

Greater Shepparton City Council    
Dana Djirrungana Dunguludja Yenbena-I (Proud Strong Aboriginal People)  Aboriginal Street Art Project                                 

City of Darebin
Welcome to Country Professional Development 2017

East Gippsland Shire Council         
Our Commitment to Reconciliation

Moonee Valley City Council     
Babepal Paen-mirring – Ceremonial Rock Circle

Glen Eira City Council               
Glen Eira Planning for Reconciliation program

Mount Alexander Shire Council       
Australia Day Awards Ceremony – Survival Day Component  

Community Engagement Category

Activities invite people to connect with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and knowledge and start to raise awareness of our true history
and its ongoing impact. These activities move people to learn more and discover how they might be involved in reconciliation.

Bundjil Nest Project    
Womin Djeka Balnarring Ngargee Festival

Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place    
Together in Harmony Event

Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association   
Reconciliation Walk Mornington Peninsula

The Torch     
Confined 9 Exhibition

Lake Bolac Eel Festival Inc 
12th Lake Bolac Eel Festival

Merri Health    The Little Long Walk

Change the Way We Work Category 
This category begins to challenge the power dynamics that exist in our institutions, systems and structures as a legacy of colonization. These activities embed Aboriginal
knowledge and ways of working in our mainstream institutions.

VACCA and Moondani Balluk  (Victoria University) 
Footprints for Success    

Inner North West Primary Care Partnership             
Working in Two Worlds Initiative

Aboriginal Partnership Program



Helping Achieve Reconciliation Together

The VLGA, in partnership with Reconciliation Victoria and supported by Bank Australia and Local Government Victoria (LGV), presents the 5th annual HART Awards recognise Victorian initiatives that contribute to local reconciliation outcomes. Nominations could be initiatives that demonstrate Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people working together, and initiatives that have contributed to relationships, respect and understanding.

The HART Awards will be presented at an event in Melbourne on Friday 1 June 2018, during National Reconciliation Week.

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

The Short Listed and winning initiatives will be profiled in a booklet and promoted on the websites of Reconciliation Victoria, VLGA, LGV and Bank Australia to provided inspiration for other organisations and communities.




We strongly encourage nominees to sign up to VLGA/and or Reconciliation Victoria to get the latest news.

To apply, candidates must complete the nomination application including:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Checklist
  • Statement of Nominations
  • Response to Award Selection Criteria
  • Referees

Nominations can be completed online (see attached pdf) and submitted via email at

Nominations now closed.

The VLGA is committed to connecting communities and strengthening democracy

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