Premier's Awards for Excellence

The Premier’s Awards for Excellence acknowledges the exemplary work by individuals and teams across the Queensland public sector, and recognises the outstanding initiatives being developed and delivered for the benefit of all Queenslanders.

The 2019 award recipients were announced at a ceremony in Brisbane on Wednesday 6 November 2019.

The recipients of the 2019 awards are:

Create jobs in a strong economy

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Supporting Queensland economies and communities through creating jobs, increasing private sector investment and engaging young Queenslanders in education, training or work.

Give all our children a great start           

Taking action to give our children strong foundations to support positive health and wellbeing which will enable them to be productive members of society and equipped for the challenges of the future.

Keep Queenslanders healthy

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Focusing on prevention and early intervention strategies that promote a healthy body and healthy mind to drive benefits to individuals, the health system and economy.

Keep communities safe

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Contributing towards breaking the cycle of crime and violence and working with communities to ensure families and individuals can enjoy their homes and neighbourhoods safely.

Protect the Great Barrier Reef

Protecting the environmental, social and economic value of the Reef to cultivate this World Heritage icon for current and future generations.

Be a responsive government

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Be a responsive government, committed to excellence in customer service and service delivery.

Premier’s Award for Excellence

The overall Premier’s Award for Excellence was presented to an outstanding team.

2019 awards sponsors

The Premier’s Awards for Excellence is an initiative of the Queensland Government through the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. The 2019 awards were proudly supported by:

Queensland Treasury Corporation

As the government’s central financing authority, Queensland Treasury Corporation plays a pivotal role in securing Queensland’s financial success, by providing financial services that deliver outcomes for the whole state.

Queensland Treasury Corporation


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Holding Redlich

A leading national law firm, Holding Redlich is a trusted adviser to the Queensland Government having advised on a range of matters over a number of years and with a sound understanding of the challenges facing government.

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Griffith Business School

Griffith Business School is committed to advancing innovative and socially responsible business education, scholarship and practice in Australia and the Asia region. Our mission is to deliver outstanding business education and research through engagement with industry, government and the social communities we service, and to do so in ways that contribute to a prosperous, equitable and sustainable future.

Griffith Business School

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