Nominations are now open for the 2019 Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Excellence in Age Services Awards and LASA Members are urged to get their entries in.

LASA Chief Executive Officer Sean Rooney said the Awards aim to promote and recognise excellence across the diverse and dynamic fields of endeavour in the age services industry.

“The Excellence in Age Services Awards celebrate the passion and achievements of organisations, teams and individuals in the service of older Australians,” he said.

“They also seek to increase public confidence and community involvement in age services.”

Categories include Organisation, Team, Individual and for the first time, Rising Star which recognises an individual with less than five years industry experience who has made an outstanding contribution to age services.

Mr Rooney said LASA is particularly proud to have initiated a ‘rising star’ award for 2019 “in keeping with our future focus for the industry and nurturing the next generation of age services staff and leaders.”

Nominations will be judged at state level across the categories with winners from each state progressing as finalists to the national awards which will be announced at the LASA National Congress 2019.

Only full financial members of LASA are eligible for entry and nominations close on the following dates:

  • Victoria/Tasmania and South AustraliaNorthern Territory – 5pm Friday 1 February 2019
  • Queensland – 5pm Friday 15 February 2019
  • New South Wales – 5pm Friday 5 April 2019
  • Western Australia – 5pm Friday 18 March 2019


For more information about the Awards and how to nominate, visit the LASA Website.


About Leading Age Services Australia (LASA)

LASA is the national peak body representing and supporting providers of age services across residential care, home care and retirement living. Our purpose is to enable a high performing, respected, and sustainable age services industry delivering accessible, affordable, quality care and services for older Australians.

We represent providers of age services of all types and sizes located across Australia’s metropolitan, regional and rural areas. Consistent with the overall industry profile, 57% of our Members are not-for-profit providers, 33% are for-profit providers and 10% are government providers.

Our diverse and representative membership gives LASA the ability to speak with credibility and authority on issues of importance to older Australians and the age services industry.

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