General nominations are now closed. Nominations for Outstanding Journalism on Health Promotion Issues are open until 5pm, Friday 2 September 2016.

About the awards

Health promotion has never been more vital for our communities than it is today. Victoria has a long, proud history of finding new ways to promote good health and wellbeing in the face of the ever changing health challenges facing our communities.

Whether it’s ground-breaking research, a digital tool reducing harm from alcohol, or a community based arts project building social connection, people across the state benefit from health promotion every day.

The 2016 VicHealth Awards will celebrate these great projects that do so much to improve and maintain the health and wellbeing of Victorians.

With an ever-increasing number of unhealthy influences creeping into our lives, it’s never been more important for all of us to take control of our own health. Health promotion at all levels, from grass-roots to state-wide and national campaigns help so many communities to do so.

We want to hear about all of these projects, and share them with Victoria.

All finalists will be invited guests at the 2016 VicHealth Awards Ceremony on 1 December in Melbourne to celebrate the health promotion achievements from the last 12 months with their peers, international experts and leaders in government.

2016 award categories 

  • Promoting healthy eating
  • Encouraging physical activity
  • Preventing tobacco use
  • Preventing harm from alcohol
  • Improving mental wellbeing
  • Communications in health promotion
  • Building health through sports
  • Building health through arts
  • Improving health equity
  • Research into action.


Key dates

 Activity Date
 Nominations open
Monday 11 July 2016
 Nominations close 
5pm, Friday 19 August 
 Nominations assessed 
September and October
 Finalists announced
 VicHealth Awards ceremony 
Thursday 1 December


  • Entries are invited from state and local governments, health agencies, non-government, not-for-profit and private sector organisations.
  • The initiative or project nominated must have been active in Victoria between 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.
  • Entry is free.
  • Self-nominations are accepted.
  • Nominations on behalf of other organisations are accepted, with their consent.
  • Nominations are assessed by an independent assessor and judging panel drawn from health promotion and public health experts.

Further information

Phone VicHealth on (03) 9667 1315


VicHealth Awards nomination form

Further information

Call VicHealth on (03) 9667 1315 or email

Download: 2015 VicHealth Awards Nomination Brochure (PDF, 363KB)
Download: 2015 VicHealth Award Finalists Brochure (PDF, 264KB)