Awards for Excellence

One of the key functions of Comcover is to support entities to demonstrate greater transparency and accountability in the management of risks. The insurance coverage provided by Comcover is just one risk treatment strategy entities can access through Comcover. The Comcover Awards for Excellence in Risk Management are part of a broader risk management program administered by Comcover.

The Awards recognise exceptional and inspiring examples of risk management and demonstrate how essential risk management is to the success of Australian Government entities.

2018 Awards Recipients

Thank you to entities that submitted a nomination for the Comcover Awards for Excellence in Risk Management 2018. The Recipients of the Awards will be announced by our Secretary, Ms Rosemary Huxtable PSM, at a celebratory luncheon on Friday 5 October 2018.

Comcover invites Fund Members to attend the presentation of the recipients of the 2018 Awards for Excellence in Risk Management.

The Awards recognise and reward excellence in risk management across Australian Government entities.

Recipients will be announced in the following categories:

Enterprise wide risk management: Demonstrate excellence in implementing risk management frameworks, practices and processes across the entity. Recipients demonstrate how the nine elements of the Commonwealth Risk Management Policy underpin their risk management framework and contribute to the strategic planning, management and decision making processes within their entity.

Risk initiative: Recipients demonstrate excellence in risk management relating to a specific program or project. The recipients clearly demonstrate how their program or project resulted in enhanced outcomes or innovation that align with the nine elements of the Commonwealth Risk Management Policy.


Friday, 5 October 2018




Federation Ballroom, Hyatt Hotel, 120 Commonwealth Ave, Canberra


10:30am – 1:30pm


12.15pm – 1.30pm

Benefits of participating

One of the four key themes reported in the Independent Review of Whole-of-Government Internal Regulation (Belcher Red Tape Review) related to the current culture of risk aversion across Government. The review highlighted the importance of addressing this issue in order to improve public sector agility and performance.

One of the key actions noted in the review is for entities to establish an acceptable level of risk to encourage innovation. Participating in the Awards program provides entities with an opportunity to showcase their prominence as leaders in risk management across Government.

Previous Award Recipients

Profiles of previous years’ recipients are available here, together with case studies of some of the recipients.

For further information regarding this page contact us or phone 1800 651 540 (option 4).

Nominations Documentation

The Comcover Awards for Excellence in Risk Management (the Awards) are open to all Comcover Fund Members.

Entities can nominate for one of two categories as part of the Awards:

Enterprise-Wide Risk Management Category [Word document 96 KB]. Entities profiled in the Enterprise‑Wide Risk Management category demonstrate the ability to systematically embed risk management into their business processes and demonstrate that in doing so they have developed a high level of capability and maturity.

Risk Initiative Category [Word document 97 KB]. Entities can provide some examples of the successful delivery of a key government program or service that demonstrates their ability to manage risk well.

Information Kit [Word document 167 KB]

For further information regarding this page contact us or phone 1800 651 540 (option 4).

Last updated: 02 October 2018