2017 Public Sector Innovation Awards

Finalists for the 2017 Public Sector Innovation Awards have been announced and are available here, inclduing a short overview of each nomination.

These Awards aim to recognise, celebrate and share innovative approaches to public administration in the Commonwealth and ACT Governments.

2017 Awards Key Dates

  • 1 March - Nominations open
  • 13 April - Nominations close
  • 7 June - Finalists announced
  • 28 June - The Pitch presentations from finalists
  • 3 July - Innovation Month launch
  • 26 July - Awards ceremony
  • 22 August – Showcase event with Award winners
  • September 2017 – Roadshow for shortlisted nominees
  • November 2017 – EY Entrepreneurs of the Year National Awards dinner for Award Winners

The Awards Ceremony will be delivered as one of the last events in Innovation Month.

Video content - interview with Andrew Metcalfe AO, judge for the 2017 awards



Video content - highlights package for the 2017 awards program


Purpose of the Awards

A successful public service is one that can find new and better ways of doing things, and that can solve problems in new ways. It is one where new ideas are tried and tested, and where old approaches are phased out and replaced with new, more suitable and effective methods. It is one that is innovative.

The Public Sector Innovation Awards were created to better recognise and celebrate the innovative work that occurs within the public service and provide a platform to share and showcase innovative approaches across the Commonwealth and ACT Governments. A goal of the Awards is to encourage others to adopt more innovative approaches to public administration.

Contact information

Please contact Paulette Paterson, who oversees Digital and Innovation at IPAA, on 02 6154 9800.