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Over the last 29 years, The Banksia
Foundation has recognised over 400
inspirational, passionate and nationally
acclaimed winners.

These winners have overcome great challenges of the day, learnt important lessons and shared their story through the Banksia Foundation. Their tireless efforts in making a positive difference to our environment has inspired and motivated other individuals, organisations and companies across Australia to lead on the path towards a more sustainable future.

This year will provide new challenges and opportunities, we encourage you to stay tuned for information on the upcoming Awards Program.


Within Australia there are many initiatives and projects taking place making a real difference today and more importantly ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come.

The Banksia Foundation, through our Award Programs, raises the profile of the current sustainability issues facing Australia and recognise those whose initiatives are an encouragement and an example for others to follow.

Being able to assess and share this fountain of knowledge and energy is instrumental to making all the difference and driving enduring change.

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What Banksia provides for our winners and finalists is public recognition and acknowledgement for their sustainability credentials that can then be taken back to their community, organisation or industry and utilised to motivate and inspire further progress towards sustainable development in Australia.

  • Network with key environmental, industry and government groups.
  • Public recognition in the media.
  • Highlight your (or another’s) commitment to the environment.
  • Attain national recognition for your project, business or organisation.
  • Provide an example of environmental excellence for your community.
  • Utilise the prestigious Banksia Award in your marketing activity.
  • Recognise the work of the members of your organisation or business.
  • Utilise as a key tool to assist you in promoting environmental awareness within your business.
  • Assess your program against external criteria.



The 2017 Banksia Awards Presentation will take place on the evening of Wednesday November 1st (TBC), This event will take place in Sydney.