VPS LGBTIQ+ Pride Awards

The Victorian Public Sector (VPS) LGBTIQ+ Pride Awards honour and recognise contributions to LGBTIQ+ inclusion from across the sector. Awards are open to all Victorian Public Sector agencies and staff members.

Nominate for the VPS LGBTIQ+ Pride Awards

Got a great project that contributes to LGBTIQ+ Inclusion? Submit your nominations for the VPS LGBTIQ+ Pride Awards.

About the VPS LGBTIQ+ Pride Awards

If you know someone who has made a significant contribution to creating a more inclusive public sector, this is the time to submit a nomination for the annual Victorian Public Sector Pride Awards.

The awards recognise inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and gender diverse, Intersex, Queer and questioning (LGBTIQ+) people in Victorian Public Sector workplaces(opens in a new window) and the community initiatives run by Victorian Public Sector bodies(opens in a new window).

The awards are a chance for friends, colleagues, and allies to celebrate the successes and efforts of individuals and groups who have been driving meaningful change for LGBTIQ+ communities.

Nominations for the 2023 VPS LGBTIQ+ Pride Awards will close on 30 June 2023. All nominated activities must have occurred between the 2022 VPS Pride Awards closing date (30 June 2022) and the 30 June 2023.

The awards ceremony will be held face-to-face on the evening of Wear it Purple Day, 25 August 2022, in Melbourne City.

The awards have 8 award categories, 4 initiative awards and 3 individual awards. 5 of those are open categories (open for nominations) and 3 closed categories (winners will be selected from nominations in other categories).

Initiative award categories

Individual Award Categories

Submission details

Nominations must be submitted online. You will be asked to submit a photo with your nomination. If you do not have a photo to upload, one will be selected from stock images. You are welcome to nominate yourself, another person or your organisation/network.

The nomination form is broken up into 4 sections:

  • executive summary: a summary of the nomination to be used at the award ceremony, in promotional materials and online (150 word limit)
  • selection criteria response: formal response to the category’s selection criteria (400-word limit)
  • measurable benefits: appropriate evidence and data that demonstrates how the initiative/individual/network achieved tangible results (can be text or uploaded files)
  • photo: a photo for the initiative or individual(s) to be used at the award ceremony, in promotional materials and online (single upload).

Activity award nominations submitted in previous years are not eligible to be submitted again and nominations should only be submitted in a single category.


All enquiries about the awards should be submitted online:

Contact the VPS LGBTIQ+ Pride Network