Award Category & Nomination Information

People, groups and organisations who care for Victoria’s magnificent coastal and marine environments are encouraged to nominate for an award in the Victorian Coastal Awards for Excellence.


Natural Environment
Awarded for outstanding contribution to the enhancement, conservation and protection of coastal and marine environments, ecosystems and species. 

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Education
Awarded for the development or delivery of an education program/initiative that raises awareness and improves understanding of Victorian coastal and marine environments.

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Community Engagement
Awarded in recognition of outstanding contribution to improving understanding and connection with coastal and marine environments through engagement with the wider community.

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Design and Building
Awarded for outstanding coastal design, building or infrastructure that respects and compliments the Victorian coastal landscape and incorporates ecological sustainable design and construction principles. 

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Planning and Management
Awarded for
an outstanding planning document that implements clear direction for the protection, improvement and sustainable use/development of Victoria’s coastal and marine environment;
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outstanding management activities that deliver enhanced protection, improvement and sustainable use of Victoria’s coastal and marine environment. 

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Outstanding Individual Achievement
Awarded to an individual in recognition of their significant and long-term contribution to the protection and improvement of Victoria’s coastal and marine environment. 

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If you are unsure which category is the most suitable for your nomination, you may find it useful to view details of previous award winners and finalists.  Simply follow the links to previous winners in the left hand column.

You can also get advice from the Awards team by emailing coastal.awards@delwp.vic.gov.au or calling on (03)9637 8942 or 0477 397 657.