ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2023

Last updated: 16 March 2023

The ResourceSmart School Awards is Victoria’s largest sustainability celebration for primary and secondary school students, teachers and school volunteers taking remarkable sustainability action.    

The 2023 theme is Achieving great things – no action is too small. The Awards celebrate our young people and schools leading the way on sustainability, creating real impact for Victorian communities beyond the school gate.  

2023 award categories

The 2023 Awards will honour winners and finalists in the following categories:

  • Campus Infrastructure and Operations
  • Emerging School of the Year
  • School Volunteer of the Year
  • Teacher of the Year (primary and secondary)
  • Student Action Team of the Year (primary and secondary)
  • Community Leadership School of the Year (primary and secondary)
  • Curriculum Leadership School of the Year (primary and secondary)
  • ResourceSmart School of the Year.


Entries open Thursday 24 November 2022
Workshop: How to write an awards entry Thursday 1 December 2022
Entries close Sunday 26 March 2023
Finalists announced Friday 28 April 2023
Awards event and winners announcement Thursday 15 June 2023

2023 Awards event

Date: 15 June 2023

Location: Melbourne Cricket Ground

Time: 10 am – 1.30 pm

Master of ceremonies: Dr Ann Jones

headshot of Dr Ann Jones Dr Ann Jones appears by arrangement with Claxton Speakers International.

Dr Ann Jones is a journalist and presenter with an engaging and energetic approach to live events. She has the ability to observe the unusual and tell stories in sensitive and creative ways.

She specialises in creating a strong connection with topics and can command a large audience with agility and flexibility, a skill she developed after years of daily live radio presentation.

Dr Ann Jones can be heard across Australia on ABCs RN, showcasing the best of nature, adventure and scientific research on her weekly program, Off Track as well as her latest podcast What The Duck! uncovering nature’s weirdness.


This premier event is by invitation only with all finalists, event sponsors, 5-Star Schools, delivery partners (CERES, Environment Education Victoria, and Eastern Alliance for Sustainable Learning), and government, state ministers and industry leaders in sustainability. The event will also be livestreamed.

The 2022 Awards

Watch all the excitement of the 2022 ResourceSmart Schools Awards to learn more about the event and why you won’t want to miss out on the celebration.

Contact us

We want to help you enter the ResourceSmart Schools Awards. If you have questions or have been working on sustainability but you aren’t part of the ResourceSmart Schools community yet, contact us at or call 03 8626 8844.