Last updated:

August 12, 2021

Update on the 2020 Awards

We regret to inform you that due to budgeting and resourcing constraints, the Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards for 2020 was not able to go ahead. 

The decision to call off the event was not made lightly and we are conscious of how important these Awards are to many people across the VPS. 

Whilst not comparable to the recognition of excellence and innovation in the VPS, we continue to work on other important and useful records management improvement projects for the benefit of all Victorian government agencies. New tools are being developed, such as the new Standards Framework, RKAT and our e-learning module, our replacement Digital Archive is nearing completion and we continue to offer the Records Management Network to our stakeholders.

We understand that the decision to cancel the 2020 Awards was disappointing for many.

Any questions regarding the Hamers, please contact:

Alison McNulty
Senior Manager Standards and Policy


About the Awards

The Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards were established in 1998 as an initiative of the Public Records Advisory Council, to recognise excellence and innovation in records management within the Victorian Public Sector.

The Awards Ceremony is a prestigious event showcasing projects completed by Victorian Government agencies that truly reflect innovation and dedication to best practice recordkeeping and the preservation of records of permanent value.

Hamer Awards 2018 Winners
The Hon. Gavin Jennings MLC, Special Minister of State, Justine Heazlewood, Keeper of Public Records at Public Record Office Victoria, judges and award winners.


Past Sir Rupert Hamer Award winners


Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Award recipients