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October 19, 2022

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Hamer Awards

The Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards is an initiative of the Public Records Advisory Council (PRAC) which provides advice to PROV and the Minister for Government Services on the administration of the Public Records Act; and promotes cooperation between PROV and government agencies. The Awards, established in 1998, recognise excellence and innovation in records management within the Victorian Public Sector. 

The biennial award ceremony is a prestigious event showcasing projects completed by Victorian government agencies, including local governments, that reflect innovation and dedication to best practice recordkeeping and the preservation of records of permanent value. These records hold much of our personal, corporate, and social memory and document the development of Victoria’s government, culture and economy, as well as our natural and built environments.

Victorian government agencies are invited to submit nominations for outstanding records management projects or initiatives completed or substantially completed between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2022.

Download the Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards guidelines and nomination form to enter.

For further information email

Entries close COB Friday 3 February 2023.

Past Sir Rupert Hamer Award winners


Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Award recipients

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