Awards for Excellence Overview

Now in our 26th year, the 2021 UDIA Awards for Excellence continues to highlight quality and innovation across the urban development industry.

Now in their 26th year, the UDIA Victoria Awards for Excellence continue to highlight quality and innovation across the urban development industry.

Specialised categories acknowledge the best in urban development across the state.  Standout commitment to excellence is awarded in the areas of environment and water sensitive urban design, affordability, urban renewal, high and medium density, as well as general residential and masterplanned developments.

Winners will be announced at a virtual event later in the year with new details to be announced soon.

Current events have also warranted a new approach to the judging process this year, with all entrants required to submit a virtual tour. An exciting change that will help showcase the achievements the awards program sets out to recognise.

Entries for 2021 Categories and Awards will open Tuesday 1 June 2021

Download a copy of last year’s UDIA Victoria Awards 2020 Information Booklet

Benefits of Participating in the UDIA Awards for Excellence

Publicity: UDIA’s Awards for Excellence is a high-profile annual award program that recognises and rewards excellence and innovation in the urban development industry. There are marketing benefits for all entrants, and winners are widely acknowledged by the media, the community and peers.

Networking: The annual UDIA awards ceremony attracts a huge number of attendees, offering participants a valuable opportunity to engage with industry colleagues and build new business contacts in true end-of-year celebratory fashion.

Brand enhancement: UDIA awards help drive property sales and enhance the reputation of the winners with the public, local and state authorities and other key stakeholders.

The Victorian UDIA winners seal: Award winners are entitled to use the official UDIA Victoria Awards seal in their marketing and communications collateral. The seal represents the highest level of project quality assurance.

The Awards Entry Process

1. Explore and choose your 2021 categories

Explore the website to find out all about the 2021 categories, relevant criteria and answers to all the FAQ’s.

2. Complete your submission

Complete your award submission online by Friday 30th July 2021.

3. Prepare for your site tour

Our independent judging panel will review all submissions and announce finalists in August, conducting site inspections of all finalists (virtual or live) in September/October.

4. Book your ticket for the Virtual Awards Gala Ceremony

Winners will be announced at the UDIA Awards for Excellence Gala Ceremony .

Any Questions?

For enquiries about the awards, please contact the UDIA on or on 03 9832 9600.

Interested in partnering with the 2021 Awards Program as a sponsor? New opportunities available now – contact to find out more