2023 Spirit of Service Awards ceremony

In photo: Spirit of Service interactive trophies designed and produced by Questacon

On 8 November, we announced the winners and runners-up for the five Spirit of Service Awards categories at the National Arboretum. The ceremony highlighted the unwavering dedication of public servants to creating positive change for Australian communities and was also an opportunity to celebrate the finalists and their outstanding initiatives. We thank everyone for being part of this incredible journey and congratulate all our winners and runners-up!


  • Winner - ACT Government, e-Wasp Control
  • Runner-up - Australian Digital Health Agency Health Agency, Provider Connect


  • Winner - Australian Public Service Commission & Department of Defence, Compassionate Foundations, Suicide Prevention
  • Runner-up - ACT Government, Flexible Work Program


  • Winner - Services Australia, Community Engagement at Fitzroy Crossing Service Centre
  • Runner-up - ACT Government, Variations in Sex Characteristics Care Reform


  • Winner - Australian Electoral Commission, 2022 Federal Election Secure Telephone Voting Service
  • Runner-up - Department of Social Services, National Consumer Protection Framework for Online Gambling
  • Highly Commended -  National Indigenous Australians Agency, Territories Stolen Generation Scheme


  • National Indigenous Australians Agency, Indigenous Development and Employment Program

Event video - our highlights video is available now. 
Transcript - the transcript is available here.




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IPAA ACT acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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