2024 KABV Tidy Towns & Cities Sustainability Awards

The 42nd Annual Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria's Tidy Towns & Cities - Sustainability Awards recognise, celebrate and share environmental achievements and strong community spirit amongst a range of applicants including community groups, education institutions, businesses and councils across Victoria.

These initiatives empower people, change behaviour, protect the environment, reduce waste, engage youth and indigenous communities, and promote community spirit and resiliency.

Award Categories

Behaviour Change Campaigns and Education
EPA Waste Prevention and Reduction
Young Legend
Heritage and Culture
Indigenous Culture
Social Well-Being

Key Dates

Entries Open28 February 2024
Entries Close26 May 2024
JudgingJuly to August 2024
Awards Night28 October 2024

What is a Tidy Town and City?

The 42nd Annual Tidy Towns & Cities - Sustainability Awards has grown to be much more than about keeping a community “tidy”. The awards have adapted over the years into the holistic awards program it is today and we recognise achievements across 10 categories that contribute to a sustainable, resilient and beautiful town or city.

Towns and cities are encouraged to enter into as many categories as they can to be in the running to be the overall Tidy Town or City of the Year. This award is based off judges scores for individual community projects that are entered.

What is a Dame Phyllis Frost Winner?

The Dame Phyllis Frost Award will go to an outstanding participant whose contribution has had a significant sustainability impact on their community. You can nominate yourself for this award or someone you believe has truly gone above and beyond like Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria's founder Dame Phyllis Frost.

What are the Keep Australia Beautiful National awards?

The Winner of the overall Victorian Tidy Towns Award will automatically be entered into the National Keep Australia Beautiful Tidy Towns – Sustainability Awards. The National Awards Program is organised the same as the State/Territory Awards in that there are a number of individual Categories, and then an Overall National Winner. The Categories for the National Awards are slightly different to the Victorian Tidy Towns Awards, however we have ensured that there is overlap.

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