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Local Government Service Awards

As the peak body for local government, the LGA is proud to recognise the dedication of long-serving elected members and staff by through a series of Local Government Service awards. These include service recognition awards for those who have contributed more than 10 years to local government.

Please note that certificates are presented during the networking dinner of the AGM or OGM following the conclusion of the relevant term of service.

Elected Members

Recognition of 20, 25, 30, 35 or 40 years service 

Currently serving Council Members who have served Local Government for 20, 25, 30, 35 or 40 years or more are eligible to receive a Local Government Service Award. Due to the prestigious status of this award, they are presented before an audience of the recipient's peers either at the LG Showcase Dinner (held in conjunction with the LGA Ordinary General Meeting) in April, or at the LGA Conference Dinner (held in conjunction with the LGA Annual General Meeting) in October.

Please complete the form below and the LGA will then invite the Elected Member to the next dinner event. A reminder to complete the nomination form will be sent out via LGA Circular issued prior to each event. For further information please  contact leeanne.manuel@lga.sa.gov.au.

Service Nomination Form

Recognition of combined service for over 20 years

The Combined Service to Local Government Award recognises Council Members (Elected Members) who have a combined term of service of more than 20 years as both a Council employee (staff) and as a Council Member. Due to the prestigious status of this award, they are presented before an audience of the recipient's peers either at the LG Showcase Dinner (held in conjunction with the LGA Ordinary General Meeting) in April, or at the LGA Conference Dinner (held in conjunction with the LGA Annual General Meeting) in October.

Please complete the form below and the LGA will then invite the Elected Member to the next dinner event. A reminder to complete the nomination form will be sent out via LGA Circular issued prior to each event. For further information contact Leeanne Manuel at leeanne.manuel@lga.sa.gov.au.

Service Nomination Form

Recognition of 10-15 years service

Currently serving Council Members (Elected Members) are entitled to receive a Local Government Service Award for 10 - 15 years of service to Local Government. Please complete the online form below. Please contact Jacqui Kelleher on 8224 2000 or jacqui.kelleher@lga.sa.gov.au for further information.

Certificates will be sent to Council for presenting.

Service Nomination Form

Council Officers (Staff) 

Recognition of 10 years and above service

Currently serving Council Officers (Staff) are entitled to receive a Local Government Service Award after 10 years of service to Local Government. Please complete the online form below. Please contact Jacqui Kelleher on 8224 2000 or jacqui.kelleher@lga.sa.gov.au for further information.

Certificates will be posted to Council for presenting.

Service Nomination Form

Additional options for council staff

Below are some additional options to consider for staff recognition, should your council wish to nominate staff members for their exceptional service to local government.

Local Government Professionals Australia, SA Leadership Excellence Awards

Australia Day Awards Public Service Medal

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