The Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards 2012-2013 were held at Queens Hall, Parliament House on Thursday 16 May 2013 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm.
The Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards recognise achievements in good records management practice within Victorian government Agencies and local Community Archives.
The awards have been presented by the Public Records Advisory Council (PRAC) since 1998. They are named for Sir Rupert Hamer – Premier of Victoria when the Public Records Act was passed in 1973 and when Public Record Office Victoria opened its first office and repository in 1975.
Sir Rupert Hamer had an ongoing interest in public records, records management, government accountability and cultural heritage. His interests have been shared by many government leaders and the Public Records Advisory Council is pleased that the following Victorian Premiers have allowed us to use their names as supporters of the Hamer Awards:
- John Cain, Premier of Victoria 1982 – 1990
- Joan Kirner, Premier of Victoria 1990 – 1992
- Jeff Kennett, Premier of Victoria 1992 – 1999
- Steve Bracks, Premier of Victoria 1999 – 2007
- John Brumby, Premier of Victoria 2007-2010
Victorian Government Agency category
2012-13 Nomination form for Victorian Government Agencies (doc)
2012-13 Guideline to Nominations for Victorian Government Agencies (pdf)
Awards are made to Victorian Government Agencies for projects that:
- significantly improve business efficiency and effectiveness within the agency and/or
- ensure a high level of compliance by the agency with government records management policies, regulation and Standards
Nominations can be submitted in four Victorian Government Agency categories:
- Small Agency
- Medium Agency
- Large Agency
- Regional/Rural Agency
Community Archives categories
2012-13 Nomination Form for Community Archives (doc)
2012-13 Guideline to Nominations for Community Archives (pdf)
There are two categories available for Community Archives nominations:
- Preservation of records of significance to the local community and the state (open to both Community Archives and Victorian Government Agencies)
- Providing enhanced records access to the local community
A panel of independent judges from PRAC and key sponsor bodies assess each nomination against the award objectives.