About the Awards

The Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards were established in 1998 as an initiative of the Public Records Advisory Council, to recognise excellence and innovation in records management within the Victorian Public Sector.

The Awards Ceremony is a prestigious event showcasing projects completed by Victorian Government agencies that truly reflect innovation and dedication to best practice recordkeeping and the preservation of records of permanent value.


2018 Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards

On Thursday 3 May, Public Record Office Victoria and the Public Records Advisory Council presented the 2018 Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Awards in a special evening ceremony at Queens Hall, Parliament House. Congratulations to all the winners! Case studies on the winning projects will be added shortly. See our Flickr album for more photographs from the night and read Sven Bluemmel, Victorian Information Commissioner's keynote speech here.


Hamer Awards 2018 Winners
The Hon. Gavin Jennings MLC, Special Minister of State, Justine Heazlewood, Keeper of Public Records at Public Record Office Victoria, judges and award winners.


Keynote speaker, Sven Bluemmel, Victorian Information Commissioner
Keynote speaker, Sven Bluemmel, Victorian Information Commissioner.



2017-2018 Excellence & Innovation in Records Management

Agency Project Award
Cardinia Shire Council Working to deliver good data governance and services - an AI story Award Winner
Victorian Auditor-General’s Office From Melbourne to Mornington - the end of the paper trail and the start of the digital journey Award Winner
Manningham City Council Records Management Transformation Commendation Certificate
Victorian Auditor-General’s Office The digital destination - paving the way using VERS 3 Commendation Certificate
Emergency Services Sector Special Interest Group Emergency Services Sector Retention & Disposal Commendation Certificate


2017 - 2018 Most Valuable Transfer to PROV

Agency Transfer

Department of Premier and Cabinet

Royal Commission into Family Violence digital records


Past Sir Rupert Hamer Award winners

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Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Award recipients