The Statewide Mutual Risk Management Excellence Awards (RMEAs) acknowledge excellence by NSW councils in implementing risk management programs using the process and principles outlined in AS ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management Guidelines.

Awarded since 1995, the award is open to all NSW Member Councils and exists to promote:

  • recognition of risk management as a management structure;
  • awareness of risk management issues;
  • innovation in risk reduction; and
  • recognition of that innovation.

With the suspension of the Annual Statewide Mutual conference for 2020, we are instead excited to be hosting a series of regional risk roadshows.

The RMEAs are a great way for councils and Statewide to acknowledge, and thank staff for their sustained efforts and commitment to manage risk and seek continuous improvement.

In keeping with the regional theme, this year’s RMEAs focus on outstanding and innovative risk initiatives at a regional level.

One regional award will be presented at each of the Regional Risk Roadshows.


Entries close on Friday the 25th of September 2020.


Terms & Conditions

  • Applications must be submitted online via the RMEA Submission Form.
  • There is no entry fee for the awards.
  • Applications must:
    • Include a project/submission title
    • Contain an Executive Summary of the entry (limited to 200 words) highlighting its key features, objectives and/or outcomes.
    • Describe how the project has added value to your organisation (limited to 300 words).
    • Outline areas of risk the project has addressed (limited to 300 words).
    • Include a Council logo that can be used to recognise the entry during the 2020 Statewide Mutual Regional Risk Forums.
    • Identify the number and titles of supporting documentation included as part of the submission.
  • The judging panel will consist of members of the Statewide Mutual Risk Management Committee and the Regional Risk Management team.
  • An application from a council with a representative on the Statewide Mutual Risk Management Committee is permissible, however, the council’s representative on the Committee will be replaced by another Board Member, or persons approved by the Board.
  • The judges’ decision is final.
  • Entries must be received by close of business on Friday 26 September 2020. Award entries will not be accepted after the published deadline, except on private application to Statewide Mutual prior to the date, and only in exceptional circumstances.
  • The winning regional entries will be announced at the various Regional Risk Roadshows to be held during October 2020.
  • These awards are limited to members of Statewide Mutual. Applications from groups of member councils will also be accepted (the name of the council sponsoring the application is to be included in the Submission Form).
  • Initiatives, ideas, concepts and programs submitted become public property unless specifically protected by some legal condition. These conditions must be made known at time of lodgment of the entry.

Please contact your Regional Risk Manager if you have any questions regarding this year’s RMEA.


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