Australian Government ICT Awards Program

'Inspiring agencies to excel and achieve'

The Department of Finance administers a suite of Awards to recognise and promote excellence, innovation and professionalism in the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). The Australian Government introduced the ICT Awards Program in 2006 to recognise the most outstanding initiatives in eGovernment and to promote excellence in the use of ICT across all Australian Government agencies (Federal, State & Territory, and Local).

Since their establishment the Awards have been expanded to recognise outstanding professionalism by teams or individuals working in ICT in the Australian Government arena and to recognise outstanding practice in the use and impact of digital tools and social media.

Important dates for 2015

Finalists announced Wednesday, 8 April 2015
Announcement of Award & Category winners
  • Excellence in eGovernment Awards
  • ICT Professional of the Year
  • ICT Young Professional of the Year

(Awards presented at the CeBIT Gala Dinner and Awards Night) 

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

2015 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Our thanks go to all those who nominated this year. We received 50 nominations in total – 28 for the Excellence in eGovernment Award and 22 nominations for the ICT Professional and ICT Young Professional of the Year Awards.

Excellence in eGovernment Award

Category Project Agency
Applications Development eMedical Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Applications Development ImmiCard Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Applications Development SCC Disaster Hub Sunshine Coast Council Queensland
Geospatial GA Explorer Geoscience Australia
Geospatial Crowd Sourced Transport Plan Wyndham City Council Victoria
Government 2.0 Law Reform Wiki Australian Law Reform Commission
Government 2.0 Online Claims Department of Human Services
Government 2.0 The Viewer Integrations Health Services Information Agency Queensland
Project & Program Management No Award will be presented in this Category in 2015
Service Delivery Data by Region Australian Bureau of Statistics
Service Delivery MyTax Australian Taxation Office
Service Delivery Sortli Smartphone Application Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Queensland

ICT Professional & ICT Young Professional of the Year

Category Nominee Agency
ICT Young Professional of the Year Spiros Lefteriotis Bureau of Meteorology
ICT Young Professional of the Year Benjamin Nicholls Department of Education and Training Queensland
ICT Young Professional of the Year Jessie Richardson Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
ICT Young Professional of the Year Byron Ainsworth Department of Social Services
ICT Young Professional of the Year Chris Triner Department of Social Services
ICT Professional of the Year: Team Daylight Savings Initiative Team Department of Human Services
ICT Professional of the Year: Team Information and Technology Services Unit Retirements Benefits Fund Tasmania
ICT Professional of the Year: Team Interactive Learning Solutions Shared Services Centre Canberra
ICT Professional of the Year Elena Pereira City of Holdfast Bay South Australia
ICT Professional of the Year Jason Wright Department of Human Services
ICT Professional of the Year Ann Yardley Sunshine Coast Council Queensland

Want to know more about the Awards available?

There are two streams in the Awards program, the Excellence in eGovernment Awards which recognise specific project initiatives, and a suite of Awards which recognise individual and/or team based practices. Nominations are accepted from all spheres of government across Australia, Federal, State & Territory and Local Government.

  1. Project based Awards

    Excellence in eGovernment Award
    Recognises the most outstanding initiatives in eGovernment across a number of ICT disciplines.

  2. Individual and/or team based Awards

    Government 2.0 Innovator
    This Award was incorporated into the ICT Professional of the Year Award in 2014.

    ICT Professional of the Year Awards
    Recognises outstanding achievement by a team and/or an individual in any ICT discipline.

    ICT Young Professional of the Year Award
    Recognises outstanding achievement in any ICT discipline by an individual who is 35 years of age or under.

    Women in ICT Awards
    The Women in ICT Awards took place in 2010 as a joint venture by the Department of Finance and Dell Australia to recognise excellence across a number of categories centred on the attraction, retention and progression of female ICT talent within the Australian Public Service. 

Would you like more information?

Please email eGovernment Awards Coordinator or phone 02 6215 3060. We look forward to hearing from you.