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  • National Retirement Living Awards 2020

Award Nomination Process


There is a two-stage nomination process for the 2020 Awards. The first stage requires a one-page Expression of Interest form be completed. Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to apply for Awards will be accepted from Tuesday 28 January to Friday 14 February 2020 via the Online Awards portal.

The purpose of the Expressions of Interest process is to ensure that the entries that will be submitted meet the criteria. It also ensures the same person or process isn’t being entered by multiple companies.




At the end of the Expressions of Interest period, eligible entries will be invited to complete the second stage of the awards process and will be required to complete a full nomination. This is done through the Online Awards Portal and nominations will be accepted from Monday 24 February to Friday 1 May 2020.

The full nominations will be judged by the national judging panel, and finalists will be announced in late June 2020.



Expressions of Interest
28 January - 21 February 2020
Complete the short Expressions of Interest form to confirm your entry will be eligible for the 2020 Awards. This step also allow us to ensure the same person or project isn't being entered by multiple companies.


24 February - 1 May 2020
Formal nominations is where the online nomination form is completed and supporting images are uploaded. The cost to nominate is $780 + GST per nomination. Nomination for the people categories is free.


4 May - 19 June 2020
Judging process will commence, site inspections for the Award for Best Refurbishment an netteletontribe Award for Design Excellence will be arranged along with interviews for the people categories. National Finalists will be announced at the end of the judging phase.


Regional Village Manager of the Year Events
June- October 2020
Each region will host a retirement living event where Regional winners of the Programme Award for Village Manager of the Year will be announced. Details for each event will be updated on this website.

Winners from each region will become a finalist in the National Programmed Award for Village Manager of the Year to be announced at the National Retirement Living Awards Gala Dinner on Tuesday 24 November 2020 on the Gold Coast.


National Retirement Living Awards Gala Dinner
24 November 2020
National winners will be announced at the Awards Gala Dinner being held during the National Retirement Living Summit on the Gold Coast. Tickets go on sale when registrations for the Summit open on 14 May 2019. Tickets can be purchased individually or as part of a registration to the Summit.