2020 State Government of Victoria Outstanding Contribution to Sport

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The Victorian Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award is presented to an individual or organisation in recognition of outstanding achievement in, or contribution to, sport in Victoria. Based on their significant role in the Victorian sport and active recreation sector, the winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award will be recommended by a panel of expert industry representatives to the Vicsport Board who will determine the final recipient. It is the only award presented at the Victorian Sport Awards which is not decided upon by the judging panel.


To be eligible to be considered in this category, the nominee must:

  • Be considered as a Victorian


  1. Length of service
  2. Level and standard of achievement
  3. Number of people and organisations that this person has had an influence
  4. Impact on sport in Victoria – More Victorians enjoying the benefits of sport
  5. Efforts to benefit the wider community through sport
  6. Recognition and respect of peers
  7. Displayed values of fairness and integrity
  8. Demonstrated leadership

Selection Process & Voting:

For all information regarding selection and voting processes, return to the 2020 nominations information page.

Previous winners:

2020 Malcolm Speed AO
2019 Peter Thomson AO, CBE
2018 Susan Alberti AC
2017 Cadel Evans AM
2016 Kevin Sheedy AM
2015 Nicole Livingstone OAM
2014 Bill Lawry AM
2013 Peter Brock AM
2012 David Parkin OAM
2011 John Bertrand AO
2010 Jim Stynes OAM
2009 Ron Barassi AM
2008 Doug Fox OAM
2007 Catherine Freeman OAM
2006 Peter Norman
2005 Judy Patching AO, OBE
2004 James Barry
2003 Susan Holmes
2002 Joyce Brown OAM
2001 Steve Moneghetti AM
2000 Lindsay Gaze
1999 VicHealth
1998 Dr Frank Pyke

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