Last updated:

June 10, 2020

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 will not be held. We hope to be able to hold the Awards again in 2022, dependent on resources.

The decision to call off the event has not been made lightly and we are conscious of how important these Awards are to many people across the VPS. We had looked at potential alternative arrangements for the Awards, however, have found no suitable substitute at this time.

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 this year's Awards is disappointing for many. If you wish to discuss the matter further, please contact:

David Brown
Assistant Director, Government Services
mobile: 0412 364 945
phone: 9348 5621


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