2019 HART Awards Finalists Announced

May 14, 2019

The 2019 HART Awards Finalists

After receiving a record number of nominations the judging is complete and we are excited to announce this year’s finalists for the 2019 HART Awards.

‍The finalists in the Local Government category are:

Glenelg Shire Council 
Demystifying History Documentary & Combined Citizenship Ceremony

Western Region Local Government Reconciliation Network
NAIDOC 2018 Photo Exhibition: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women of the West

City of Port Phillip 
St Kilda Beach 2-on-2 Basketball Competition

City of Ballarat 
Ballarat Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Portrait & Storytelling Project

City of Yarra 
Remember Me: A Tribute to the Stolen Generations and their Families

Darebin City Council 
Ongoing Commitment to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and reconciliation

The finalists in the Local Government – Schools and Early Years category are:

Darebin City Council 
NAIDOC Schools Yarning Conference

Wodonga City Council 
Koorie Champions Network Group

Moonee Valley City Council 
We Walk Together, Wanganyinu Yan Djerring

Wyndham City Council 
Wyndham Aboriginal Community Centre and Integrated Family Centre

Wyndham City Council 
Reconciliation Action at Scale – Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives

‍The finalists in the Community Organisation category are:

The Academy of Sport, Health and Education (ASHE) 
ASHEfest

Weenthunga Health Network Inc. 
Ngarrn-gakgo mangkie (hear within) Program

Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation/Abbotsford Convent Foundation 
Ngulu-nganjin’ (Our Voice)

Whittlesea Reconciliation Group 
Kulin Village @ Whittlesea Community Festival

Bendigo Reconciliation Committee 
Identifying and Addressing Organisational White Privilege

Balnarring Pre-School: Bundjil Nest Project 
Womin djeka Balnarring Ngargee including Book Launch


The HART Awards will be presented at an event in Melbourne on Friday 31 May at the Korin Gamadji Institute, during National Reconciliation Week.

The 6th annual HART Awards are presented by Reconciliation Victoria, in partnership with VLGA and supported by Bank Australia and Local Government Victoria. The Awards recognise Victorian initiatives that contribute to local reconciliation outcomes.

The winners in each category will receive a beautiful handcrafted coolamon as an award and the community organisation category winner will be awarded a prize of $1000 to support their reconciliation initiatives.

The short-listed and winning initiatives will be profiled in a booklet and promoted on the websites of Reconciliation Victoria, VLGA, Local Government Victoria and Bank Australia to provide inspiration for other organisations and communities.

More information about the HART Awards including previous winners and finalists



Last Updated: May 14, 2019 at 6:27 pm