IPAA Victoria

Robust Governance Award

Robust Governance Award

Delivering resilient public entities and embedding integrity

Good public sector governance not only ensures that a public entity achieves its objectives but that the community can have faith in the public sector to act with integrity. This award celebrates new and innovative approaches to public sector governance; the processes and structures by which public entities are directed, controlled and held to account.


Nominations should demonstrate and provide evidence of*:

  1. An innovative, new or unique approach to governance

  2. Lifting public sector accountability, integrity and performance, to deliver organisational core purpose/objectives

  3. Understanding of roles, responsibilities and accountabilities (internal and external)

  4. A positive and ethical organisational culture

  5. Effective systems and processes to support the governance approach

  6. Compliance with statutory and/or other legal obligations

  7. Flexibility to adapt and respond to changing circumstances

  8. Above standard practice relative to the organisation size and its core business.

*Nominations in this category may include initiatives delivering against a wide variety of governance outcomes, for example, risk management, culture, strategy, stakeholder relations, performance, compliance and accountability, project governance and ethics.

Nominations are now closed.

The Robust Governance Award is proudly sponsored by the Victorian Public Sector Commission.

Nominations Tips

Each year our judges tell us that evidence is critical to an award-winning nomination. Be sure to provide data and evidence to support the statements you make in your nomination.

  1. If your project or initiative is still in its infancy and you don’t have any tangible evidence to support its nomination, you might want to consider applying in a subsequent year.

  2. Make sure you address all of the criteria for the award category you’re nominating in.

  3. Write clearly, to the point, and back up your statements.

  4. Be sure to use the option to provide supporting documents. This is your chance to show, rather than tell, of your project or initiative’s merit.

  5. That said, curate what you provide as supporting documents. Our judges have to examine a number of nominations; don’t make it hard for them to find the compelling evidence.

  6. If you have a query, email awards@vic.ipaa.org.au.