Top Indigenous Organisations to Receive Prestigious Awards


2018 Indigenous Governance Awards
Palladium, Crown Melbourne, 23 November 2018

WHAT:  The winners of the Indigenous Governance Awards will be announced in a presentation at the Palladium at Crown Towers on 23 November, following a country-wide search for Australia’s best-performing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led organisations.

Nine finalist organisations and initiatives will travel from as far west as Rottnest Island, as far east as Stradbroke Island, and as remote as Ali Curung (350 kilometres north of Alice Springs) to find out whether they’ll be named as one of the country’s top two achievers in Indigenous governance.

Other finalists hail from Perth, Brisbane, Broome, Alice Springs, Karratha and Yuendumu.

More than 200 guests – including politicians, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders, corporate partners and community members – will attend the presentation event. Speakers will include Awards Chair Professor Mick Dodson, Reconciliation Australia CEO Karen Mundine, BHP Foundation Chairman Karen Wood, and Australian Indigenous Governance Institute CEO Michelle Deshong.

WHO:  The Indigenous Governance Awards were established by Reconciliation Australia in partnership with the BHP Foundation in 2005, to celebrate the success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations. The Awards are now co-hosted with the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute.

WHERE: Palladium, Level 1, Crown Towers, Crown Melbourne

WHEN: 7pm-10pm, Friday, 23 November (winners announced – 9:00pm-9:15pm)

Photo, vision and interview opportunities will be provided for attending media. Please RSVP to

Finalists info here
High-res images here

CONTACT: Victoria Jack | 02 6272 2615 | 0458 722 608