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Rural Victorians are problem-solvers. Limited government funding, long travel times to essential services and the unique challenges of rural life mean our communities are used to being creative to get things done.

As part of our advocacy for better services and infrastructure, Rural Councils Victoria wants to highlight some of the innovative and creative work rural Victorians are already doing in their communities.

Whether it’s a librarian trying new ways to reach communities in remote locations, a school principal creating a smarter way to teach students about road safety, or a farmer developing a better system for fire prevention, we want to hear about what you’re doing to work smarter in rural Victoria.

Entry is easy, so if you or someone you know deserves to be recognised, download the entry form by clicking here or fill out the form below. Attachments to support entries can be sent to secretariat@ruralcouncilsvictoria.org.au

We look forward to hearing from you!

Competition details


One winner will be determined in each category. Each winner will receive a prize of $1,000 to be spent on expanding the project or program for which they were successful, and public recognition from Rural Councils Victoria for outstanding work.

How do I enter?

Simply fill in the form attached to this page and return it to Rural Councils Victoria. Further instructions are located on the attached entry form. If you have any questions, contact Rural Council Victoria by phoning (02) 6071 5100 or  secretariat@ruralcouncilsvictoria.org.au


Who can enter?

We’re looking for rural Victorians who have created innovative projects or done exceptional work in the following areas:

  1. Road safety
  2. Library and literacy services
  3. Fire safety
  4. Saving energy

Entrants must also be a resident or employee of one of Rural Council’s Victoria’s 38 member councils, which you can view by clicking here

Can I nominate someone?

Absolutely. If you know someone who’s done great work who you think deserves to win, we’d love to hear from you.

Community innovators competition

Entry form