Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities

The Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards 2022.  

Winners announced
Keep Australia Beautiful Council announces the winners, find out who they are here.

Read about Jascoyne Junction projects and all winners and finalists in the 2022 Awards in Snapshots.

Finalists announced 
Keep Australia Beautiful announces the finalists, find out who they are here.

About the Awards
Entering the Awards is your opportunity to celebrate the achievement of your community, and show Western Australia how you are protecting and enhancing your environment. By working together, you are building a sustainable community, making it an amazing place to live and visit. 

Read the Minister for Environment statement here. The awards were launched with a clean-up in Port Hedland with community group Care for Hedland. Entries for the iconic awards closed in August 2022.  

The awards highlight and recognise regional and remote communities that demonstrate effective litter prevention activities, positive environmental outcomes and projects that reflect the heritage, culture, youth leadership and engagement of their community.

Inspired?  Watch this video from Boyup Brook.

Keep Australia Beautiful Council's (KABC) annual awards are open to all regional and remote communities. Having run for over 50 years the awards continue to be a valued resource for communities in their sustainable and litter free initiatives, and it's a friendly competition between towns. 

The diversity of submitted projects reflects the diversity of communities in regional and remote Western Australia.

KABC Chairman, Michael Aspinall, urges communities to be involved. "This is your opportunity to share what sustainable projects are taking place in your community. Tidy Towns rewards community initiatives and litter-free environments. The awards brings communities together and contributes to the sustainability of regional towns” he said.  

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Port and South Hedland - first entrants in the 2022 Awards.

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Date Details  Link
15 May Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards opens  
29 August Entries close and applications due  
September Judging visits Judges' bios
October Finalists Announced  

Friday 25 Nov 10.30am - 3pm

State Awards Event, Frasers, Kings Park, Perth  

Judging process
The awards are unique and communities are recognised as a whole. Judges visit each community in September to learn more about the submitted projects. 

Who's eligible to enter
Local councils, community resource centres, neighbourhood centres, community and volunteer groups, organisations and individuals are able to enter their regional or remote community.

Read the award criteria here. 
You can read what types of projects communities submit in the awards here. 

There are eight categories
General Appearance
Community Action and Wellbeing
Heritage and Culture
Litter Prevention and Waste Management 
Community Containers for Change Award sponsored by WARRL
Young Legends
Environmental Sustainability
Environmental Education - sponsored by WA Landcare Network
Leadership Award is also given at the Judges' discretion.  

Prize money
The overall State Award winner receives $2000.
Category winners receive $500 and the Environmental Education Category a further $500 from WA Landcare Network.

In 2019 the Awards celebrated 50 years of recognising and rewarding regional and remote communities who take positive action to protect and enhance their environment. Read about the history here.

Tidy Towns involvement benefits communities who enter

Listen to Bunbury talk about how Tidy Towns acknowledges volunteers.

Environmental Education Award Winner 2018, talk about why they enter Tidy Towns.

View the video below to hear what people are saying about the benefits that participating in Tidy Towns gives their communities.  For project ideas you can read about previous winners' projects here .

You can read more about Tidy Towns Sustainable Community Awards on the menu links on the right, or if you want to know more contact tidytowns@kabc.wa.gov.au  or phone 6364 6643.

The Awards celebrate communities.
"We live in Community - not in Economy".  Listen to Peter Kenyon, CEO Bank of Ideas and WA Senior of the Year 2017 talk about community change from within.

Previous Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Award Winners
Read about previous years' winners here