reasons to celebrate


There are many great reasons for your organisation to get involved with the HESTA Awards.

Excellent work shouldn't go unnoticed, as leadership expert and author of Leading on the Edge – Extraordinary stories from the most extreme workplace on the planet, Rachael Robertson, explains in Leader of the pack.
“An inspiring leader will find reasons to celebrate… Whether it’s with an event, a reward or a simple thank you, the acknowledgement and recognition will inspire and motivate,” says Rachael.
HESTA’s national awards program sets out to do just this – to recognise individuals and organisations that demonstrate outstanding care, innovation and leadership in health and community services.
All disciplines across health and community services are celebrated through the five award programs – nursing and midwifery, early childhood education and care, community sector, aged care and primary health care. 



Acknowledge exceptional talent

Publicly recognise best practice and innovation in your organisation. The HESTA Awards program is a great way to start or add to your employee recognition program.


Nationally recognised

Winning a national award confirms your organisation as one of the best. Your patients, customers & clients can be confident they are being cared for by an organisation that is recognised as a national leader.


Receive development grants

Winners across each of the five award programs receive a share of the $30,000 (per award program) prize pool, courtesy of proud awards sponsor ME.


Sarah Ravine - Homeless Healthcare

Sarah and her team are based in Perth and provide basic healthcare support in parks and other locations across the city for people who are homeless. From basic health checks and wound dressing to providing thongs when people need shoes, these are remarkable women doing amazing work.
Homeless Healthcare were ‘Team Innovation’ winners at the HESTA Australian Nursing Awards in 2015.


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