Premier's Awards for Excellence

The Premier’s Awards for Excellence recognises high performance and outstanding achievement across the Queensland public service.

Nominations for the 2021 awards have now closed.

This year, nominations were accepted across five categories that aligned with the Queensland Government’s objectives for the community:

  • Jobs and economic growth
  • Education and skills
  • Healthy and safe communities
  • Environment and culture
  • Infrastructure and manufacturing.

An overall Premier’s Award for Excellence will also be awarded to a team or initiative that has shown exemplary leadership.

Recipients will be announced at a ceremony in late 2021.

Sponsors of the 2021 Premier's Awards for Excellence

The 2021 Premier's Awards for Excellence is proudly supported by:

Jobs and economic growth

Proudly supported by Queensland Treasury Corporation.

QTC is the central financing authority for the Queensland Government and provides financial resources and services for the state. We manage the state’s funding program in the global capital markets to deliver sustainable and cost-effective borrowings for our Queensland Government and local government clients, and other related entities.

Queensland Treasury Corporation

Education and skills

Proudly supported by The University of Queensland.

The University of Queensland has a strong focus on teaching excellence, having won more national teaching awards than any other university in Australia. More than 53,600 current students, including 18,000 international students, contribute to a diverse, inclusive community across UQ’s three beautiful campuses.

The University of Queensland

Healthy and safe communities

Proudly supported by QSuper.

QSuper is one of Queensland’s largest superannuation funds and has been creating better financial futures for members for over 100 years. Many QSuper members work in the public sector and QSuper’s commitment to growing their retirement savings gives members the confidence to enjoy life, knowing their super’s in safe hands.


Environment and culture

Proudly supported by Griffith Business School.

The Griffith Business School is a leader in public sector education and internationally recognised research in the fields of governance, public policy and public administration. Through our dedicated research centres and the Policy Innovation Hub, our researchers work closely and collaboratively with government, industry and community in support and for the betterment of Queensland and Queenslanders.

Griffith Business School

Infrastructure and manufacturing

Proudly supported by Holding Redlich.

Leading national law firm, Holding Redlich is a trusted adviser to the Queensland Government, providing strategic and outcome focussed legal advice to Queensland Government departments and statutory authorities.


For more information contact Events and Engagement, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, by email or phone 07 3003 9200.