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The Banksia Foundation in celebration of its 30th anniversary revolutionised the Banksia Sustainability Awards. 

The aim has been to align the awards program with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and become Australia’s SDG Barometer. 

Our 440 past winners have overcome great challenges, 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. 

By aligning with SDGs, entrants will have the additional benefit of understanding how their work aligns with a global standard. It will demonstrate how each initiative is not working in isolation but contributing to the greater good on a international level. 


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.


From its conception 32 years ago, the Banksia Sustainability Awards have been the guiding light of Australia in seeking out and recognising leadership along with innovation across all sectors of sustainability. The Banksia Sustainability Awards is a platform that does not only celebrate outstanding sustainability achievements but also serves as a prolific networking event in the country, in which the latest developments and revolutionary visions of promoting sustainability are presented, discussed and awarded.