Individuals, groups, schools, kindergartens and businesses in the Brisbane local government area were eligible to enter the 2020 WasteSMART Brisbane Awards.

For an individual or group to have been eligible for the 2020 awards, their activity needs to have been carried out in Brisbane between 1st January 2019 – 30 June 2020.

The judges sometimes move a nominee to a different category if they feel it would be a better fit. You can enter multiple categories, but a project can only be a finalist in one category. Read the Terms & Conditions.


Individuals in the Brisbane community young or old (must be over the age of 6) are encouraged to participate in the Awards.

Community Groups (Incorporated or Non-Incorporated)

All Brisbane community groups and sporting clubs are eligible to enter, from Scouts and Guides to local land and catchment groups.


Entries from Brisbane businesses are welcome, whether the business is small, medium or a large.

Schools & Kindergartens

Primary schools, high schools, kindergartens, education centres and early learning centres within the Brisbane City Council area, small or large, are eligible to enter.

Multicultural Groups and Associations

The Awards welcome entry from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities. These can be small or large groups and associations in the Brisbane community.

Parents & Citizens (P&Cs)

Parent and Citizen groups in the Brisbane community can enter the awards. This could range from a clean up organised by the P&C to a new idea to raise awareness.


These include social clubs/groups that fall within a business in the Brisbane community. Get an activity organised with your colleagues today and enter the Awards!


Universities and research institutions are eligible to enter.