Sir Rupert Hamer Awards for Records Management in Victoria
Each year the Public Records Advisory Council offers the Sir Rupert Hamer Records Management Award.
The Hamer Awards, an initiative of the PRAC, began in 1998. The Awards are named after Sir Rupert Hamer who was the Victorian Premier when the Public Records Act was passed in 1973 and when Public Record Office Victoria opened its first office and repository in 1975.
Awards are made to agencies achieving the following objectives:
- Preservation of records of permanent value, including adherence to Public Record Office Victoria records management standards and ensuring government accountability; and
- Innovations in records management practices, including efficient delivery of service to clients and facilitation of access to current information in a cost-effective manner.
Nominations can be submitted in four Victorian Government agency categories and four Community Archives categories. The agency categories are:
- Small Agency
- Medium Agency
- Large Agency
- Regional/Rural Agency
These Awards are proudly sponsored by the Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia.