Green Gown Awards Australasia


Now in their seventh year, the Awards have been established as the most prestigious recognition of sustainability best practice within the tertiary education sector in Australasia. As sustainability continues to move up the global agenda, the Green Gown Awards Australasia are providing the opportunity to recognise institutions, large and small and reward their sustainability actions and initiatives.


This is a night not to be missed – Book your ticket now!


Green Gown Awards Australasia Ceremony

ACTS will proudly host the seventh annual Green Gown Awards Australasia ceremony on Thursday 3 November 2016 at The Surf Club Mooloolaba, on Queensland’s stunning Sunshine Coast.

The breathtaking beachfront venue boasts panoramic views, giving this year’s Awards ceremony a taste of the coast. Delivered in conjunction with the 16th International ACTS Conference dinner this is a night to embrace all things sustainable, recognising and rewarding those delivering sustainability excellence.

The highly anticipated Awards ceremony brings together the leaders and drivers of sustainability initiatives within the tertiary education sector. It highlights the sector’s achievements and allows delegates the opportunity to network and be inspired by the sector’s finalists. Show your support by being a part of the most prestigious recognition of sustainability best practice within tertiary education!


The event will commence at 6:15pm with dinner at 7pm including a 3 course specially prepared chef’s menu featuring local, ethical produce. The Awards ceremony takes place from 8:30 – 10pm. Live entertainment with local band ‘Siryn’ will finish at 11:30pm. The dress code is evening wear.

In making this night truly special, students of ‘Lockyer District State High School‘ in Gatton are creating unique ‘recycled’ table decorations to wow our guests. We cannot wait to see these amazing creations!

Find out who is a finalist!


Sustainability Ethos

We take sustainability seriously in everything we do. We work closely with the venue and all our partners to ensure this event is as sustainable as possible.

All communications are electronic and the finalist brochure produced will be on 100% recycled paper. The trophies are made by talented Victorian glass artist Kirsten LakenSpirit of Glass – using 100% recycled glass, whilst the Highly Commended award frames are hand made from upcycled timber and glass by the creative makers at Custom Industrial.

International Green Gown Awards Australasia

Once the Australasian winners have been announced – those in the Community Innovation, Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change and Student Engagement categories will then compete for the International title against UK & Ireland, French–Speaking Europe and Canada and the new GUPES Awards – representing the 6 UNEP regions (Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America and West Asia). The International Green Gown Awards will be announced in the spring of 2017. Watch this space for more details.


Want to support the Awards?

There is still time to align yourselves with the most prestigious sustainability Awards scheme in Australasia. The Green Gown Awards Australasia offers unique brand recognition within the tertiary education sector in Australasia and internationally. Allow yourself to make that connection…

We’d like to thank our sponsors:

2016ggaa_sponsorsFor information please check out the Awards website