Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities

Entries for the Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards 2020 are now closed.  It's time for the judges to visit communities to assess projects.

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said “Regional communities have faced considerable challenges in 2020 and it’s time to celebrate some of the fantastic sustainable achievements that have taken place despite those difficulties. 

Keep Australia Beautiful recognises that having the opportunity to share community initiatives has always been a big part of Tidy Towns and we look forward to hearing those stories during the awards this year.”  Read the relaunch announcement here.

entrant 2020

KAB Chairman, Michael Aspinall, urged regional and remote communities to register for this year’s awards. "Tidy Towns rewards sustainable community initiatives and litter-free environments.  The awards brings communities together and contributes to the sustainability of regional towns,” he said.  

Eligible projects
There are seven categories

Judging Visits
Judging visits to communities will take place in September.

State Award Presentation
Friday 27 Novemer at Optus Stadium.
Eligible communities can apply for funding to attend the State Event.  Information on how to apply will be available soon.

About the Awards
The Awards encompass initiatives as diverse as litter prevention, environmental education, preserving heritage, community action and youth leadership. There are seven categories. Read the criteria here. You can read what types of projects communities submit in the Awards here.

Award Categories
General Appearance
Community Action and Wellbeing
Heritage and Culture
Litter Prevention and Waste Management
Young Legends
Environmental Sustainability
Environmental Education

Introduced to Western Australia by the Tourism Authority the awards continue to be a valued resource for communities in their sustainable and litter free initiatives.   You can read about the history here. In 2019 Keep Australia Beautiful's flagship program Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards celebrated 50 years of recognising and rewarding regional and remote communities who take positive action to protect and enhance their environment.  

Tidy Towns 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 Town

View the video below to hear what people are saying about the benefits that 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 Tidy Towns 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 Community Award Winners

Bunbury is 2019 State Winner

Crowned as Keep Australia Beautiful's Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards State Winner 2019, Bunbury has an impressive list of community driven projects across all categories. Bunbury will represent Western Australia in the National Tidy Towns Awards. 

Read about previous years' winners here